Buy If You Want Lengthy Software Support
If you plan to keep your next iPad for a long time you might consider buying a 2018 iPad Pro.
If you're the type of person that likes to hold onto your gadgets for three, four, five years at a time, the new iPad Pro has a lot of appeal.
Apple doesn't list this on its website, but the 2018 iPad Pros should get four years (or more) of software support. That means 4+ years of new features, security patches, and bug fixes.
While you might be tempted to go with an older (and cheaper) iPad model, their software support will end much sooner.
Apple didn't bring iPadOS 13 to aging iPads like the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, or iPad Air 2. They stayed put on iOS 12.
The 2018 iPad Pros have been upgraded to Apple's new iPadOS 14 operating system. Those older models won't.
The 2018's iPad Pro hardware also ensures that you get the latest features from Apple. Older devices typically don't get the full version of iPadOS due to hardware limitations.
If you plan on keeping your next tablet for the long haul and you want all of the latest and greatest software features, you should think about buying an iPad Pro.
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