iPad Features and Options
Portable, powerful and easy-to-use, tablets let you enjoy your favorite entertainment nearly anywhere. The iPad is one of many tablet brands available at Best Buy. It might be the ideal choice if you already have a Mac or iPhone because it uses the same operating system, Apple iOS. This means you can access your calendar, contacts, music from iTunes and more on the iPad, too. If you're a new tablet user, iPad is still a great option because iOS is considered intuitive. It's easy to download content from the huge selection of apps, games, music, books and movies within the Apple App Store. A popular, convenient feature of most iPad models is the voice-activated assistant, Siri, which can send messages, set reminders and more.
There are various models to meet your needs. Small enough to hold in one hand but still powerful, the iPad mini is perfect for Web browsing, making video calls, snapping and storing photos, reading books and more. The iPad Air is larger than the iPad mini and designed to better handle apps for creativity and productivity. The iPad Pro has a large, incredibly high-resolution display and delivers the power of a personal computer so you can work and play with ease.
If you're still unsure which device is right for you, you can compare iPads and tablets.
To access the Internet on a tablet, you need to be within a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot. iPad models come with either Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular capability. Wi-Fi models are best if you plan to use your iPad where free, reliable Wi-Fi is available. However, if you travel frequently and it's hard to find public Wi-Fi, you might also want to purchase a mobile hotspot. Mobile hotspots let you wirelessly connect multiple devices to the Internet wherever you go. With a Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad, you can add the device to your cellular carrier's data plan for 4G or 4G LTE high-speed Internet access. Each of these options has different costs associated with it, so identify where you'll use the iPad to determine the most affordable way to stay connected.