If you’re hunting for a new tablet with a beautiful screen and a ton of horsepower, Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro lineup should definitely be on your shopping list.
The iPad Pro models from 2018 come in two sizes, 11-inches and 12.9-inches, with four storage options (64GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB) and two colors (silver and space gray) to choose from. You can also buy one with LTE built-in if you’ll always need connectivity.
The 2018 iPad Pros start at $699 (64GB 11-inch model) and can go all the way up to $1500+ for the 1TB 12.9-inch model with LTE. They’re getting older, but they’re still far from cheap, even with a deal.
There are a bunch of 2018 iPad Pro deals out there now that Apple’s released new iPad Pro models, but some of them require you to trade-in your current device.
In order to get the most money back, you need a newer iPad model in great condition. If you’re looking for really deep discounts, you might want to hold off for a little while.
So while some of you might want to go ahead and upgrade today, many others should consider waiting a few more weeks (or longer) to buy an iPad Pro.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to buy right now and the best reasons to wait.
Buy If You Want Great Performance
If you want great performance out of your next tablet, and you don't want to shell out for a 2020 iPad Pro, you might want to go with Apple's 2018 iPad Pros.
Apple's 2018 iPad Pros come with the company's A12X Bionic chip and an M12 coprocessor.
This means the 2018 models come with outstanding battery life (Apple says you'll get up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music), high-performance gaming, and enough power for creatives to get graphic intensive work done.
Apple says the 2018 iPad Pros are faster than most PC laptops and that its performance can match Microsoft's Xbox One S.
It's probably not going to become your next gaming console, but games and Augmented Reality (which includes iPadOS' Animoji and Memoji) both look great.
If you want or need a bunch of horsepower, think about going with an iPad Pro.
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