- It can be hard to keep up with Apple and its ever-changing update cycle, especially when it comes to the iPad family.
- With four different models and several generations, it’s not always clear what the newest iPad is, so we’ve broken it down for you.
- The 2019 iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air are the newest iPads you can buy, but the iPad (9.7-inch) and iPad Pro launched in 2018, so they’re fairly new, too.
- You can also check out our full buying guide for more advice on which iPad to buy.
With so many Apple devices available these days, it can be tough to keep track of which tablet, computer, or phone is the company’s most recent. That’s especially true of the iPad family, where there are not only plenty of different models, but also plenty of different generations.
But, fear not: if you’re wondering which of the many iPads is the newest out there, we’ve got an answer for you. Be warned though, it’s a long one.
There are four different models of the iPad currently available: the straight-up iPad, the iPad Mini, the iPad Air, and the iPad Pro. Among the four of them, there are three different generations, and we’re likely to get another set of updates in 2020.
Updated on 01/30/2020 by Joe Osborne: Updated prices, facts and formatting.
Keep reading to find out which iPad is newest:
10.2-inch iPad (2019)
The latest standard iPad came out in 2019 and boasts a 10.2-inch touchscreen. It’s actually cheaper than any other iPad (except the 9.7-inch model from 2018 if you can find it on sale) at $329.99.
This iPad boasts an A10 Fusion processor and an embedded M10 co-processor, as well as 32GB of storage space on the basic model. It’s certainly enough to get you through your basic needs, though you may want to upgrade to a bit more storage space if you’re planning on using the iPad to download a lot of videos, store many pictures, or play a lot of games.
Like the most recent iPad Mini, the most recent iPad also offers first-generation Apple Pencil compatibility. Finally, it’s often available on sale for as low as $249.99.
iPad Mini (2019)
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The most recent iPad Mini is the iPad Mini 5, which released in 2019. It features a 7.9-inch touchscreen, as well as an A12 Bionic processor and 64GB of storage in the most basic model.
You’ll be well-equipped to download plenty of games and movies, and this Mini also offers first-generation Apple Pencil stylus support. Its supreme portability is certainly the Mini’s most winning selling point, but it’s considerably more expensive than the 10.2-inch iPad. The iPad Mini will set you back $400.
iPad Air (2019)
The newest iPad Air was released in 2019, and it’s the third generation of the device. It has a large 10.5-inch Retina touchscreen and a more powerful A12 Bionic processor.
This iPad is relatively affordable given what it offers, priced to start at $499.99, and also offers support for the Apple Smart Keyboard and the first-generation Apple Pencil. This is the iPad you want if you seek a little more power than the straight iPad but not quite as extra as the last iPad on our list.
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