Buy a new iPad (even your first Apple tablet) can be a very difficult decision, especially with so many models already available and that sure a new will be released every year. As we’ve already given some basic tips for those who like Android tablets, we couldn’t forget who prefers Apple tablets.
Of course, as there are hundreds of different Android-powered tablets and only a few iPad models to choose from, our tips will be much more direct and straightforward, relying on basically the stuff you really need to consider before buying an Ipad. Check out!
1. It’s time to change model?
If you already have an iPad in hand and likes the system, it’s natural to want to keep in line with the tablets from Apple in the future, but it can sometimes be difficult to know when it’s time to change. In General, Apple products tend to last a long time, but can also be slow with newer versions of iOS and system crash with newer applications that require more than the devices can offer.
If these problems start to appear with frequency or start really disrupt your use day in and day out, maybe it’s really the time to think about switching device. Otherwise, it is best to take advantage of everything the iPad has to offer your current, making your investment really worthwhile.
2. When storage space is enough?
The iPads can usually be found with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB (some newer models have reached up to 128 GB) of internal space. As we know, neither the iPhone or iPad accept SD cards, so you’ll have to make do with the space that already comes on your tablet.
In the old days, this was a concern for many files and songs, but with services such as Spotify and Dropbox to facilitate our life, ends up more space for the installation of apps and storing files that you really need to have in your device.
Generally, the 16 GB tablets are already more than enough (and much cheaper) to people, but if you really think you’re going to need a little more, of 32 GB can be worth it.
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3. Worth waiting a new model?
It’s almost tradition see Apple announcing and releasing new iPhone and iPad models near the end of the year and considering that the company will participate in a large event in September this year, it’s quite possible to see a new tablet.
Even that’s not the case, this tip is good for future cases as well, since one way or another, new iPads will be launched. The problem is you can never be sure what it’s worth, I always new models can be problematic at the beginning or even be a disappointment.
A very recent case which serves as example was the Ipad Mini 3, which is completely identical to the iPad Mini 2 and only presented the feature Touch ID as a novelty, which disappointed all the Apple fans. So, think about it and always consider a model already consolidated in the market and with good specifications before expecting something that hasn’t even been announced.
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4. The iPad tablet is right for you?
This is another major doubt who never had a tablet or who only Android devices. Unfortunately, this is a very difficult to analyze because it is too personal. One of the big problems is that there’s no point just cite the large differences between Android and iOS to make clear what fits best for you.
These things are only noticeable in day to day use, meaning that in theory, an iPad may seem perfect for someone, but in practice the person discovers that didn’t get along with the interface, you miss certain features or simply don’t like the iPad itself.
What we can recommend is that you read a lot about the iPad models and what they offer or not compared to Android. If you can also visit your local electronics store to test some of the iPads available to see if you like them and their functions.
5.3 g is necessary?
3 g connections generally increase a lot the price of tablets, including the Ipads. It is therefore important to analyze if you will really use or need a constant connection to the internet, especially away from home or in places with no Wi-Fi networks that you can use.
This varies greatly from the use of each, but with Wi-Fi is increasingly present in restaurants, schools and even on public transport, it’s kind of hard to justify the use of 3 g enough to pay a lot more money for it. Then, analyze well and see if it is something that pays off in your routine.
6. How will you use it?
It’s very important to analyze how you plan to use the iPad in your day to day to get a sense of what really will need the device: be a larger screen, more storage or a constant internet connection.
Larger models are good for anyone who wants to enjoy movies in high quality or you need to write a lot (since specific keyboards of smaller models can be very uncomfortable) on a daily basis, while the smaller ones are perfect for those who want mobility at home, at school and at work.
Another important point is whether you use it for activities that require a heavier and more powerful processor or will a more casual use. With these small details in mind, you have more chances to buy the iPad, and it fits right in that you really need.
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7. Air or Ipad Mini?
Now that you’ve probably got a better sense of who needs an iPad, the question remains: which model to choose? Currently, the models sold by Apple (and several electronics stores) are the Air iPad and iPad Mini, each with its own characteristics.
Most of these differences is the size of the device, screen resolution and processing power of the tablets, important factors to consider depending on how you plan to use the device.
The Air iPad has a 9.7-inch screen of retina, is very thin (with 7.5 mm) and weighs just under a pound. He has a very fast processor and a decent battery, which can last up to 10 hours with casual use. Already the Air iPad 2 has the same screen, but a faster processor and powerful, in addition to being extremely thin (6.1 mm thick).
The iPad Mini is a compact version of tablets from Apple and already has 3 versions of models. The first version features a 7.9-inch screen, a design a little thinner than the first iPad Air (with 7.2 mm thick) and a slightly slower processor. Already the iPad 2 is an update, telling a retina display with the same resolution of the iPad Air, just with 7.9 inches, meaning that everything gets even more detailed and beautiful in it!
The processor is also the same as in the first iPad Air, giving a fantastic option to those who prefer tablets more portable. As we said, the iPad Mini 3 is almost identical to your predecessor, so there’s no point in repeating the specifications.
With all this in mind, it should be easier to analyze and choose the iPad that really suits you and your daily routine. Still, if any more questions about the Apple tablet, just talk to us in the comments!