Latest Apple tablet buyer's guides

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference?
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad during a special event in March 2018, and it pitched the device squarely at the education market.Last year's 9.7-inch iPad replaced the iPad Air 2. But the new iPad 9.7 (2018) has succeeded that model and is now the... Read more

Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you?
Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you? By Stuart Miles

Alongside the launch of the new iPad, Apple has teamed up with Logitech to launch a budget version of its Apple Pencil designed for those that don't need all the precision. But how do the two devices compare and which one should you buy? We've played... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 9.7: Should you upgrade?
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 9.7: Should you upgrade? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple unveiled several new devices at WWDC 2017, one of which was an update in specs to the iPad Pro 12.9, while another was a slightly redesigned and upgraded successor to the iPad Pro 9.7.We have put the specs of the new, larger, iPad Pro 10.5 against... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference?
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad Pro 12.9: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced its next-generation of iPad Pro at its WWDC developer conference 2017, while also announcing refreshments and updates to the 12.9-inch model.The new 10.5-inch iPad replaces 2016's 9.7-inch Pro model, offering a 20 per cent larger... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): What's the difference?
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad at its March 2017 event, replacing the iPad Air 2 but ditching the Air name, while at WWDC 2017, a new iPad Pro was revealed.The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet, but... Read more

New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference?
New Apple iPad (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S3 at the beginning of March, while Apple announced its newest and cheapest iPad towards the end of March, bringing another two premium tablets to the party.The Tab S3 is designed to be an entertainment powerhouse, while... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple unveiled several new devices at an event in March 2016, one of which was the update to the iPad Air 2, only it doesn't sit in the Air range. Instead, the latest 9.7-incher comes in the form of a smaller iPad Pro. We have put the specs of... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference?
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2: What’s the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the original iPad Pro at an event in September 2015. It marked a new territory for the company, with a screen size of 12.9-inches and a range of features on board aimed at productivity. It was the tablet pitched to replace your laptop.The... Read more

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which is best?
Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which is best? By Mike Lowe

It’s battle of the big tabs. Literally. Apple has introduced the iPad Pro, following in the footsteps of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. But which is best: the newcomer iPad or the more established Surface Pro?On the (ahem) surface the concept of iPad... Read more

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's the difference?
Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3: What's the difference? By Luke Edwards

Apple has unveiled its largest most powerful tablet yet in the iPad Pro. It has an optional physical keyboard case and a stylus called the Apple Pencil, setting it directly against Microsoft's Surface Pro 3.Apple has even got Microsoft to adapt its Office... Read more

iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets
iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets By Chris Hall

Two days, two new tablets. Who'd of thought that would happen? Apple has announced the new iPad Air 2 hot on the heels of Google announcing the Nexus 9, its latest pure Android device.The Nexus 9 steps into new territory for Google and Android, while... Read more

Apple iPad showdown: Which tablet is best for you?
Apple iPad showdown: Which tablet is best for you? By Elyse Betters

Apple just unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, rounding off its iPad lineup with a total of five models.They're all available at different price points, and each one has a distinct set of features. With so many options to comb through, coupled with... Read more

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: What's the difference?
Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: What's the difference? By Chris Hall

Another year means another iPad. Updating the iPad Air, launched in October 2013, comes the iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 will be sold alongside the iPad Air, so you still have the choice of both.But with your existing iPad Air already offering a great experience... Read more

iPad Air vs iPad mini with Retina display: The choice is harder than you think
iPad Air vs iPad mini with Retina display: The choice is harder than you think By Jake Smith

Apple has taken the wraps off its new iPad line, with the full-sized and newly named iPad Air gaining a sleeker form and the iPad mini gaining Retina display.But if you look at the two new tablets, they not only look the same, but they're also almost... Read more

Apple iPad mini Retina display vs iPad mini: What's the difference?
Apple iPad mini Retina display vs iPad mini: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

As you may have heard by now, Apple has refreshed its iPad line-up, not only upgrading the 9.7-inch device with the launch of the iPad Air, but also the smaller 7.9-inch device - with the iPad mini with Retina display.With the iPad mini only being a year... Read more

Apple iPad Air vs iPad 4: What's the difference?
Apple iPad Air vs iPad 4: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The new Apple iPad 5, called the iPad Air, has been officially announced and with it comes a whole new look and a spec sheet upgrade.But what exactly do you get? We've pitched the fifth-gen iPad Air against the fourth-generation iPad to see what the differences... Read more

iPad mini or Nexus 7: Which is best for you?
iPad mini or Nexus 7: Which is best for you? By Hunter Skipworth

Cheap and more than cheerful, the world of affordable tablets means now everyone can get in on a slice of slab action. Right now, the two tech big boys that are Google and Apple are fighting it out for the money in your pocket.But which tablet should... Read more

The new iPad vs iPad 2
The new iPad vs iPad 2 By Dan Sung

The new iPad, the iPad 3 or whatever you want to call it, has arrived with its funky screen and the natural reaction from most is going to be to buy the thing straight away, but is that necessarily the right move? Just because it's the latest in the line... Read more

Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 round 2 - Netherlands
Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 round 2 - Netherlands By Rik Henderson

As we've said before, if you're after a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, live in the UK, and didn't manage to get hold of one of the remaining stock on the shelves of high street retailers, you should check out the Netherlands. The German court ruling which prevents... Read more

Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V
Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V By Libby Plummer

The iPad 2 is now official, but is it the one you want to buy? Although the original iPad has had the lion's share of the tablet market since its launch, there are now plenty of other devices on offer with the Android-powered and bigger than ever Samsung... Read more

iPad 2 vs iPad
iPad 2 vs iPad By Libby Plummer

With the long-rumoured iPad 2 having been made official, how does it compare to the original article? Is there enough to convince existing iPad users to trade up to the second-generation model, or are the changes not significant enough? We engaged Apple's... Read more

Apple iPad 2 vs Motorola Xoom
Apple iPad 2 vs Motorola Xoom By Dan Sung

The iPad 2 is now official, but is it worth the cash? Although the original iPad has had the lion's share of the tablet market since its launch, there are now plenty of other devices on offer with the Android-powered Motorola Xoom looking like one of... Read more

Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad
Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad By Dan Sung

The big event in San Francisco has hit and finally we know all about the HP TouchPad and all its webOS 3.0 glory. As usual on Pocket-lint, we can’t resist looking at a spec sheet without opening up our files and pulling out a gadget with which it’s... Read more

Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Apple iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Tab By Libby Plummer

When the highly anticipated iPad was first unveiled to much fanfare, mostly from a certain Mr Jobs, there was a collective shrugging of the shoulders by many in the tech world. They wondered why on Earth anyone would need such a device, which appeared... Read more

iPad vs the tablet - Who's planning to take on Apple and with what
iPad vs the tablet - Who's planning to take on Apple and with what By Stuart Miles

With over 3m iPad's sold already and queues in Apple shops around the world still forming to get the Apple tablet, what are its competitors doing to combat the new phenomenon of portable computing? While some have been cagey about what plans they have,... Read more

Apple iPad vs iPod touch
Apple iPad vs iPod touch By Dan Sung

So, it's finally here - or should I say they - the family of Apple iPads has arrived. For the first time in what was beginning to feel like an age, Steve Jobs reached into his magic hat and pulled out a completely new device for us all to marvel at, upon... Read more