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Compare the Apple iPad (2019) to the Apple iPad (2018)

The Apple iPad (2019) is the successor of the Apple iPad (2018). The newest model iPad has a slightly larger screen, is available with 4G, and you can connect a Smart Keyboard to it. In this article, we'll tell you the similarities and differences between these 2 iPad generations to see if the iPad (2019) is worth the upgrade. Note, both iPads are no longer available as a new device on Coolblue, only refurbished.

Refurbished Apple iPad (2019) WiFi

Refurbished A-grade iPad
5 / 5 stars
8 reviews
439,-
temporarily sold out
  • The refurbished iPad is fixed with original Apple parts.
  • Watch movies or open multiple apps at the same time on the 10.2-inch Retina Display.
  • The Apple A10 Fusion chip allows you to navigate apps faster or play demanding games.
  • Refurbished tablets are fixed, used tablets and can thus show minor wear.

Refurbished Apple iPad (2018) WiFi

Refurbished A-grade iPad
4.5 / 5 stars
11 reviews
369,-
temporarily sold out
  • The refurbished iPad is fixed with original Apple parts.
  • The Apple A10 Fusion chip allows you to navigate apps faster or play demanding games.
  • Thanks to the Apple Pencil support, you mark words, take hand-written notes, and draw next to your texts.
  • iPad (2018) doesn't have Smart Connector, which means you can't connect a Smart Keyboard to the iPad.
  • Refurbished tablets are fixed, used tablets and can thus show minor wear.

Comparison iPad (2019) and iPad (2018)

iPad (2019) iPad (2018)
Screen 10.2-inch Retina display 9.7-inch Retina display
Processor Apple A10 Apple A10
Unlock TouchID TouchID
Compability with accessories Apple Pencil (1st generation) + Smart Keyboard Apple Pencil (1st generation)
Camera 8 megapixel 8 megapixel
FaceTime camera 1,2 megapixel 1,2 megapixel
Storage capacity 32GB + 128GB 32GB + 128GB
Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Connectivity WiFi + 4G WiFi

Screen

Apple iPad 2019 screen

Apple iPad (2019): larger screen

The 10.2-inch Retina Display of the Apple iPad 2019 is slightly larger than the screen of its predecessor. The casing is slightly larger too, due to the larger screen. The iPad (2019) only weighs 5 grams more than the previous generation iPad, despite the fact that it's slightly larger.

Apple iPad 2018 screen

Apple iPad (2018): 9.7-inch

The Apple iPad 2018 has a 9.7-inch Retina Display. The screen is sharp enough thanks to its pixel density of 264PPI. The screen is slightly smaller than the iPad 2019, but still large enough to watch all your favorite series on. Thanks to split screen, you easily use 2 apps at the same time on the 9.7-inch screen of the iPad.

Availability

Apple iPad 2019 4G WiFi

Apple iPad (2019): WiFi and 4G

Apple iPad (2019) is available in two different versions, one with WiFi and one with both WiFi and 4G. Do you want to use your iPad in places without WiFi? Choose an iPad with a 4G option. Insert a nano SIM card with an internet phone plan to visit your favorite websites. Also, you can choose a color iPad from 3 different colors, Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. Lastly, you choose if you want 32GB or 128GB storage capacity.

Apple iPad 2018 WiFi

Apple iPad (2018): WiFi only

Apple iPad (2018) is no longer available with the 4G option. If you do want to use internet everywhere, make sure to choose the Apple iPad (2019). The Apple iPad (2018) also comes in three colors, which are the same as the 2019 iPad. The 2018 model also offers a storage capacity of 32GB or 128GB.

Accessories

Apple iPad 2019 Smart Keyboard Apple Pencil

Apple iPad (2019): Smart Connector and Apple Pencil 1

The Smart Connector on the iPad 2019 is a large upgrade from the iPad 2018. This lets you easily connect a Smart Keyboard to your iPad, which makes it easy to use as a laptop. Use your iPad to work on longer documents or take notes. The Apple iPad (2019) works with the Apple Pencil (1st generation). Use the Pencil to easily take notes or make sketches on your iPad.

Apple iPad 2018 Apple Pencil

Apple iPad (2018): Apple Pencil 1

Apple iPad (2018) doesn't have a Smart Connector, so it's not compatible with a Smart Keyboard. It's a better idea to use a Bluetooth keyboard with this iPad. You can easily use the Apple Pencil (1st generation) on the iPad 2018 as well. Use the Pencil to draw on your iPad like you're drawing with a real pencil.

Conclusion

Apple iPad (2019) has a slightly larger screen than the iPad (2018). The newer generation also has a Smart Connector. You can easily connect a Smart Keyboard to your tablet and type larger files on your iPad. iPad (2019) has the 4G option, so you can enjoy internet anywhere. If you already have the iPad (2018), it's not necessary to upgrade to the iPad (2019). If you don't have an iPad yet, the iPad (2019) is a nice starter model.



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