The 2018 iPad is very affordable at $329, and with support for the Apple Pencil it is even more appealing for shoppers who want the full iPad experience in 2018. We’ll walk you through the reasons you should buy the new 9.7-inch iPad and why you should wait or look at an alternative.
Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad is clearly a better choice than the iPad Pro for the average user and for budget conscious users. You won’t find every feature that the iPad Pro offers, but with the Apple Pencil on board and at half the price of the iPad Pro it’s a very tempting offer.
The 2018 iPad 9.7-inch is available now from Apple, Best Buy and other retailers for $329 with WiFI and $459 with LTE. The Apple Pencil is $99 if you want to add that accessory to your iPad.
Here are the main reasons to buy the 2018 9.7-inch iPad, and the reasons you should look at the iPad Pro or wait for bigger deals.
Buy for the Apple Pencil
Have you been looking forward to using the Apple Pencil, but you don't want to spend $650 on the iPad and another $100 for the Pencil? If so, this is the iPad you need to buy.
The new 9.7-inch iPad is the cheapest iPad that supports the Apple Pencil. With the Apple Pencil you can draw, take notes and use it in a wide range of apps.
The official Apple iWork apps like Pages, Numbers and KeyNote support the Apple Pencil as well as a huge number of additional apps. If you like to write your notes out digitally the Apple Pencil is a great solution. It's miles ahead of using a third party soft tip stylus and may just transform how you take notes.