HolidayBuyer's Guide

This is the new iPad lineup

You can no longer buy the original iPad Air via Apple, but you can get any of these other five iPads from its online store.

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While Apple is known for keeping things simple, the recent addition of the iPad Pro 9.7 to its tablet lineup has made things a bit convoluted.

If you are weighing your options on upgrading (downgrading?), or someone who just likes to look at charts, we've organized the iPads by Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi- and cellular-capable models. Apple also announced a new petite and cheap iPhone, which you can read more about here.

The iPad Pro 9.7 is essentially a smaller version of the 12.9-inch model with a few extra features. In addition to a colorful screen and Pencil compatibility, sensors on the tablet automatically detect ambient light and adjust the color temperature of the screen accordingly. Though it's a smaller canvas, the iPad Pro 9.7 is still a state-of-the-art tablet that's advantageous for artists.

Apple iPads (Wi-Fi only)

16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB
iPad Pro 9.7 N/A $599 N/A $749 $899
iPad Pro 12.9 N/A $799 N/A $949 $1,099
iPad Air 2 $399 $499 N/A N/A N/A
iPad Mini 2 $269 $319 N/A N/A N/A
iPad Mini 4 $399 N/A $499 $599 N/A
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The iPad Pro now comes in large and extra large.

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Apple iPads (Wi-Fi and cellular)

16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB
iPad Pro 9.7 N/A $729 N/A $879 $1,029
iPad Pro 12.9 N/A N/A N/A $1,079 $1,229
iPad Air 2 $529 $629 N/A N/A N/A
iPad Mini 2 $399 $449 N/A N/A N/A
iPad Mini 4 $529 N/A $499 $729 N/A