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Comparison between Apple iPad Pro (2018), iPad (2018), and iPad Mini 4

Are you looking for a new iPad? Or maybe it's your first iPad ever. You've chosen an Apple tablet, but which model do you choose? I'll tell you more about the most recent iPad models and I'll list them for you.

The differences listed

iPad Pro (2018) iPad (2018) iPad Mini 4
Screen 11-inch or 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display 9.7-inch Retina display 7.9-inch Retina display
Processor A12X Bionic chip with Neural Engine A10 Fusion chip A8 chip
Unlock Face ID Touch ID Touch ID
Camera 12-MP and 7-MP TrueDepth camera 8-MP and 1.2-MP FaceTime HD camera 8-MP and 1.2-MP FaceTime HD camera
Video 4K video recording 1080p HD video recording 1080p HD video recording
Support for Apple Pencil Compatible with Apple Pencil (2nd generation) Compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation) Not compatible
Connector USB-C Lightning Lightning
Storage capacity 64GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB 32GB or 128GB 128GB

The design

Design iPad Pro 2018

iPad Pro (2018)

The Apple iPad Pro (2018) is the first iPad with a completely new design. We said goodbye to the familiar home button and welcomed a new edge-to-edge screen with thinner bezels. You can choose from 2 sizes: 11 and 12.9 inches. Thanks to the narrower bezels, the size of iPad is better utilized and you have more screen space, while the overall size is less. The iPad Pro comes in 2 colors: Silver and Space Gray.

Design iPad 2018

iPad (2018)

The Apple iPad (2018) has the iPad design we're used to. It has the familiar home button and the edges are wider than the edges of iPad Pro. The Apple iPad (2018) comes in 1 size: 9.7 inches. You can also choose from 3 different colors: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. The gold version is a new shade of gold than the one Apple released before and leans a little more towards rose gold.

Design iPad Mini 4

iPad Mini 4

The Apple iPad Mini is the smallest in the iPad family. The compact size fits comfortably in your hand. The Apple iPad Mini comes in 1 size: 7.9 inches. You can also choose from 3 different colors: Gold, Silver, or Space Gray.

The screen

Screen iPad Pro 2018

iPad Pro (2018)

The narrower edges on iPad Pro are possible, thanks to the new Liquid Retina display. According to Apple, this is the most advanced LCD display ever. Colors are clear and True Tone is pleasant for your eyes. True Tone adjusts the white balance of your screen to the environment. You can unlock the iPad with 1 glance at your screen thanks to Face ID. Unlocking has never been easier. In addition, the screen offers support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

Screen iPad 2018

iPad (2018)

The Apple iPad (2018) has a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. Unlike the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4, the iPad (2018) doesn't have anti-reflective coating. Do you use iPad outside in the sunlight? You'll have more problems with reflection. The most special thing about the iPad's screen (2018) is the support for the Apple Pencil (1st generation). For the first time, you can use the Apple Pencil on a model other than the iPad Pro.

Screen iPad Mini 4

iPad Mini 4

Just like the iPad (2018), the iPad Mini has a Retina display with a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. The Apple iPad Mini 4 has an anti-reflective coating so you're less affected by reflections on your screen in the sunlight. Because the home button is still present on iPad Mini 4, you can unlock your iPad Mini with your fingerprint, thanks to Touch ID. The Apple Pencil can't be used on the iPad Mini 4.

Performance

iPad Pro 2018

iPad Pro (2018)

The Apple iPad Pro is the biggest powerhouse of all. The IPad Pro has the A12X Bionic Chip, which provides the best graphic performance and a super-fast CPU. This CPU is up to 90% faster than before. The IPad Pro can perform no less than 5 trillion tasks per second. Even when I play a graphic game, the iPad doesn't falter. The battery lasts for 10 hours. I can choose a storage capacity of 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.

Programs on iPad 2018

iPad (2018)

In the Apple iPad (2018), we can find the A10 Fusion Chip. This chip is less powerful than the A12X Bionic Chip the iPad Pro has, but still powerful enough. You have enough power to edit 4K videos or to play graphic games. In addition, you can easily use multiple apps at the same time, making multitasking a breeze. The powerful chip is economical, which means that iPad (2018) also lasts around 10 hours. You can choose from 2 storage options: 32 or 128GB.

Programs on iPad Mini 4

iPad Mini 4

The size may be mini, but that doesn't mean it's performance is also mini. Thanks to the A8 chip, the IPad Mini has enough power for all your daily tasks. Whether you want to edit a photo or video or use multiple apps at the same time, the iPad Mini won't disappoint you. In addition, the battery lasts 10 hours. You can only choose one size: 128GB. That's more than enough for the average user.

The camera

Camera iPad Pro 2018

iPad Pro (2018)

The Apple iPad Pro has an HDR 12-megapixel camera which you can use to take the most beautiful photos and 4K videos. You can also take razor-sharp selfies with the 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera. This camera even has portrait mode. You can automatically create a blurry background and make your photos look super professional.

Camera iPad 2018

iPad (2018)

The iPad (2018) has an 8-megapixel camera with automatic image stabilization and HDR. You can also take selfies with the 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. This camera also has HDR. With HDR, dark and light parts in photos come into their own better, so you can take better photos.

Camera iPad Mini 4

iPad Mini 4

Like the iPad (2018), the iPad Mini also has an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. This camera is almost exactly the same as the one on the iPad (2018), only the iPad Mini 4 doesn't have Retina Flash and Live Photos.

Conclusion

Which iPad you choose depends on your usage. The Apple iPad Pro, iPad, and iPad Mini 4 are 3 completely different models. The Apple iPad Pro (2018) is an all-rounder and can replace a computer for many people. This iPad is suitable for professional and business use, or if you just want the best and most powerful iPad. The Apple iPad (2018) is sufficient for most users. Powerful enough for all your daily tasks and entertainment. Do you find these models too large? You can also choose the iPad Mini 4. Small in size, but not small in performance.



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