In-Depth Introduction to iPad (A Must-Read for Beginners)

First of all, Apple has a relatively fine division of product ranges. Consumers are often confused about which product is best. First, let's look at the development process of iPad.

The development of iPad

In short, between cell phones and computers, Jobs chose a new product: the iPad, positioned as an audio and video product for home use.

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From 2013 to 2016, it was obvious that Apple planned to change the positioning of the iPad: first discontinuing the iPad series and increasing the price over two generations of the Air, then discontinuing the Air outright, introducing the iPad Pro series and the Apple Pencil, an iPad accessory, was released. At present, it can be seen that Apple's product range is aimed at portable entertainment and semi-productivity.

In the next era, cell phones became larger and larger and the Mini alone could no longer meet the requirements. The iPad series was revived to make it popular and with the advent of educational discounts, it evolved towards the student group.

In 2018, Apple released the iPad Pro “full screen”. Since then, the iPad Pro series has become more and more "Pro~".

In 2019, we resumed the Mini series and Air series, and then the four iPad exhibition series are considered completed.

Little by little the groups become more and more clear.

Here a sentence is introduced regardless of the product, Apple's definition of the iPad is as follows:

Browse the web or watch videos over Wi-Fi for up to 10 hours.
Browse the web on a mobile phone for up to 9 hours. So it's the same thing

After talking about product development, I will then introduce you to the products of previous generations.

Find out more about the iPad series.


iPad 8

It will be released in 2020. The storage capacity is 32 GB and 128 GB. The 10.2-inch Retina display does not have true color representation. It is equipped with an A12 chip (the first two generations were all A10, which is really a clear stock.).

The charging interface is an Apple Lightning interface that can be used with the first generation Apple Pencil. It is not a full-screen adjustment (the actual experience is not bad).

Pupils or students who cannot accept 64 GB can select it directly. You can have peace of mind by purchasing 128GB (in addition to studying and watching videos, gaming requirements are also added).

iPad 9

Release date is 2021, 10.2-inch Retina display, equipped with an A13 chip.

The front camera is upgraded to 12 megapixels and supports portrait centering (which is pretty funny).

Added True Tone display (this was introduced with iPhone 8 and iPhone X in 2017, the screen will change depending on the scene, use iPhone to understand).

The charging interface is an Apple Lightning interface that can be used with the first generation Apple Pencil. It is not a full-screen adjustment (the actual experience is not bad).

The storage is 64GB and 256GB.

The iPad mini series

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Why isn't mini 5 added? Because it is not the general public who has this need themselves.

It will be released in 2021, is equipped with an A15 chip and has an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display.

The storage is 64GB and 256GB.

The charging interface is a USB-C (Type-C) interface that can be used with the second generation Apple Pencil. With the exception of the iPad series, all of them are regular full screens.

Because the unlocking method through portability is fingerprint unlocking of the top power button, the front is upgraded to 12 million pixels and supports portrait orientation centering.

If you need it to be portable in your pocket or at a party where big games are being played, it is a good choice.

The iPad Air series

iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is a tablet personal computer launched on October 17, 2014 by Apple Inc. (Apple) at its headquarters in Cupertino, United States. It uses an aluminum unibody chassis and is available in three colors: silver, gold and steel gray.

The iPad Air 2's display measures 9.7 inches and is 6.1 mm, 18% thinner than that of the iPad Air. There are four versions with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, those with an A8X processor and an M8 coprocessor.

A second-generation fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button.

The iPad Air 2's front camera uses a new FaceTime HD camera, which has also been redesigned and equipped with a new sensor, so video calls perform excellently even in low light conditions.

The FaceTime HD front camera features a larger f/2.2 aperture that can capture 81% more light than before. The sixth and seventh generation iPads in the same price range on the market still use an f/2.4 aperture, so the iPad Air 2 will be better in terms of front cameras, and there isn't much difference between the two in the rear-facing cameras.

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It will be released in 2019. The storage is 64GB and 256GB. The 10.5-inch Retina display has an original color display and is fully laminated.

Equipped with an A12 chip, the charging interface is an Apple Lightning interface that can be used with the first generation Apple Pencil.

Actually, everyone who has used the iPad Pro 2017 should know that it is their model that is applied directly, so the frame is narrower than that of the iPad series.

I think 64GB of this series is acceptable, and its current price on the used market is over €300.

iPad Air 4

Release date 2020, equipped with an A14 chip, a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, very similar to the iPad Pro 2018.

Storage is 64GB and 256GB, and the top power button is fingerprint unlocked.

The charging interface is a USB-C (Type-C) interface that can be used with the second generation Apple Pencil.

Why do so many people love him?

1. Buy it in fall and get free headphones.

2. The colors are beautiful, there are six colors available, as well as the slogan "Stand out with strength".

3. The non-panel screen is so ugly that I don't like it. In full screen mode it always looks high quality and beautiful.

Hehe, so if you like its color and full screen, it's actually a good choice

iPad Air 5

Release date: 2022, equipped with the M1 chip!!! ! 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display.

Storage is 64GB and 256GB, and the top power button is fingerprint unlocked. The front camera has been increased to 1200W and ultra wide angle, which is perfect for video conferencing or entertainment.

The current memory has been increased to 8GB. Remember that iPhone 13 only has 4GB!!! ! (This means the tablet will last longer, I can't imagine its potential).

The charging interface is a USB-C (Type-C) interface that can be used with the second generation Apple Pencil.

If you want to buy a new iPad with a full screen, don't hesitate and get started!

The iPad Pro series

iPad Pro 2018

With 11-inch and 12.9-inch screen options (the first full-screen iPad) Face ID unlocking.

Video recording in 1080P and 4K at 60 fps.

Liquid Retina Display, 120 Hz ProMotion Adaptive Refresh Rate Technology and True Tone Display, maximum brightness of 600 nits.

Equipped with the A12X bionic chip (for the Pro series, in order to meet professional needs, the graphics processor is much larger than the ordinary A12. The performance is also improved).

Available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities (to meet the needs of different groups of people).

Four-speaker system, the charging interface is a USB-C (Type-C) interface and can be used with the second generation Apple Pencil (the second generation pen originated from this product).

Those who want to use the visual experience of the four 120Hz High Brush speakers are among the same Air4 users and are compatible with the painting needs.

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iPad Pro 2020

With 11-inch and 12.9-inch display options, Face ID unlocking.

Video recording in 1080P and 4K at 60 frames per second.

Liquid Retina Display, 120 Hz ProMotion Adaptive Refresh Rate Technology and True Tone Display, maximum brightness of 600 nits.

Available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities (to meet the needs of different groups of people).

Four-speaker system, the charging interface is USB-C (Type-C) interface and can be used with the second generation Apple Pencil (the second generation pen originated from this product).

Because the 18 models were actually too high quality at the time, I added a graphics processor to the chip and renamed it A12Z Bionic Chip.

A lidar scanner has been added to the back, which is ideal if supported by certain software (assuming you need it).

The group is the same as the iPad Pro 2018, but this one is newer and requires the separate purchase of a lidar scanner.

iPad Pro 2021

It is an epochal product for Apple, as its older brother Mac is already equipped with the M1 chip.

Unexpectedly, the older brother and younger brother are related to each other, so I also happened to give it to my younger brother, who is equipped with an M1~ chip.

It has 11-inch and 12.9-inch large screen options, Face ID for facial unlocking, and supports 5G.

Liquid Retina XDR display (12.9 model with Mimi LED) Adaptive ProMotion 120 Hz refresh rate and true color display.

Maximum brightness of 600 nits Maximum brightness in full screen mode of 1,000 nits; maximum brightness of 1,600 nits (HDR).

Video recording in 1080P and 4K at 60 frames per second, stereo recording, audio zoom.

It has a four-speaker system and storage capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB. The charging interface is a USB-C (Type-C) interface and supports Thunderbolt/USB 4.

Can be used with the second generation Apple Pencil and a Magic Keyboard.

iPad Pro 2022

Compared to 2021, 2022 offers advantages in performance, image capture, accessory support, and network connectivity. These features will impact certain usage scenarios, but not much will change in day-to-day use.

In terms of performance, 2022 is equipped with an M2 processor, which is up to 15% better than the 2021 M1 processor, and has 2 additional GPU cores (M1 is an 8-core GPU and M2 is a GPU with 10 cores.) ).The image processing capacity has been increased by up to 35%, and the neural network The network engine has been improved by up to 40%, and the memory bandwidth has been increased by up to 50%.M2 has much more powerful data processing. capabilities than M1, and can be used in high-load scenarios such as multitasking parallelization, large-scale video editing and high-definition game execution.

At the same time, the M2 has also been optimized in image processing, allowing the 2022 model to support ProRes video recording and editing. The 128GB version has a maximum resolution of 1080P, and other storage versions support ProRes video recording and editing up to 4K resolution. The new version is suitable for relatively professional photography and offers users more extensive post-processing options.

In terms of accessories, compared to the 2021 model, the 2022 has an additional "Apple Pencil hover" feature, which increases the interaction method by detecting the distance between the pen tip and the display (up to 12mm). to have a hover operation, it triggers the corresponding functions, such as: B. Preview strokes when drawing to improve the efficiency of drawing; quickly converting to text when writing, making the user experience more convenient, etc.

Finally, there are some functional details, such as upgrading the Smart HDR version of the camera from 3 to 4 and the Bluetooth version from 5.0 to 5.3, which basically have little impact on the user experience.

The difference between the 12.9 inch version and the 11 inch version at the same time.
The main differentiator is the screen technology. The 12.9-inch model is equipped with a mini LED screen. By reducing the size of the LED to 1/120 of the size of the previous generation product, a denser arrangement of the backlight network can be achieved. thereby achieving more precise display control. At the same time, adapted optical films and diffusion plates also bring higher mixed light efficiency. As a result, the 12.9-inch screen can display more vivid and visually impressive images and will also perform better in some HDR viewing scenarios.

The best choice for those who don't need money.

Short Summary

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The release of the 2022 version is actually just a technical update that takes advantage of the product's new generation of power to perform video recording and editing in ProRes format. Of course, good performance can also be used for daily use, gaming, video editing and others. important tasks are used. The charging scenario offers a slightly better experience as M1's performance is completely sufficient at this point.

Finally, there is the Apple Pencil. This function is also seen as something valuable. If you use the Apple Pencil a lot, e.g. For example, for drawing, calligraphy, note-taking, etc., you can also consider it for 2022.

However, for most users, 2021 is sufficient. However, judging by the previous rules, 2021 will slowly withdraw from the market after the release of 2022, and there may be special offers in later sales periods. Of course, if the price difference is relatively large, it will seem more expensive.

Additionally, there are currently many used and refurbished Apple iPads on the market that are significantly cheaper than new ones. This is also an option you should consider. The Fonevent website offers numerous used iPads, iPhones and other products. We also recommend you take a look at the refurbished ones.

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