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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 9573 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's been a while

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    Sixshot
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    The last Apple product I owned and purchased was an iPod Classic many years ago. From that time up until most recently, I have avoided Apple products. The iPhone? Not my liking. The iPad? Same. I had no interest in either of those, as I have used Android for years. But things have started to change in the tablet landscape on Android. It got.... worse. My last tablet is a Nexus 9, manufactured by HTC. It was a cool device at the time. But for some unknown reason, performance has started to slow down to a crawl. It got to the point where I couldn't stand it any longer. And the current market for Android tablet is rather dismal, especially since I do not want to compromise on anything. Samsung's offering on the high end was more expensive than this iPad model. And there's nothing else in the horizon for Android tablet. Coming from Android, it has taken me a few days to get used to how things work in iOS -- how to move icons, how to make app folders, etc. Using the iPad is different. But one of the biggest drawback to using iOS is being unable to arrange your icons the way you like it. I like clean interfaces, especially for the home screen. I have tons of anime/manga illustrations and they all look pretty. And it's a darn shame I can't give those images the kind of love that they can get on Android devices. Other than that, the user experience has been good, as I expected anyway. The hardware is beefy and so far, it has lasted on idle without a recharge far longer than I expected. There isn't much to criticize on for the quality of the product. But it's not all sunshine and roses. Initially, when setting up the iPad for the very first time, it prompts me to activate. As to why, I do not know. However, it failed to activate. Wireless network settings checked out OK. And when that failed, I had to yank out my guinea pig laptop and try to activate it thru iTunes. That also failed. Frustrated at how this could be happening, I Googled the issue. Turns out that Apple uses something so proprietary and so suspicious that my router's firewall blocked it. How? Why? I don't know. All I know is that Apple should not force me to work around this problem by placing the iPad in the DMZ temporarily just to activate it. Despite the initial setup hiccup, I'm not entirely convinced that Apple and iOS is the superior mobile device platform. I'm more comfortable with Android as a whole. But in the tablet space, Android is the biggest loser. As a device user, I use whatever works. So if you're in the market for a tablet, don't bother with an Android tablet unless it's made/designed by Google. And since there is none (in the $300-$400 price bracket), the only option is to go for the iPad. And unlike Samsung's Android tablet offerings, you'll get security and iOS updates faster and sooner (as opposed to waiting 3-6 months).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    6th Generation iPad

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    Tech25
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    First, Best Buy staff really knew their stuff. No need to go to the Apple Store (Always a hassle). Just got back from a long vacation and was amazed at all the cords, chargers and gadgets I had to schlep along with me. I was looking to "De-gadget" my life. My Gen 2 iPad was not cutting it anymore. Big difference between Gen 2 and Gen 6. This one is slightly lighter, smaller and thiner so accessories and covers for the Gen 2 didn't fit. Had to buy several new accessories. The battery lasts a very long time and it charges fast (30-45 min). Seamless connection to my home wifi out of the box. So easy to install apps and just plain works flawlessly. Most of my remotes are now in a drawer. I use it now to control my Samsung TV's, Apple TV's all my home security and home automation stuff. For reading I installed the Kindle app. Like the bigger screen. Less page turning but Kindle Paper White still beats the iPad for readability in bright sun. It's just fine though, if you are under good shade. Movies look great and are very smooth. Sound is pretty good both the movie dialog and music (Stereo) seems good enough to leave the phone or iPod and headphones behind for the day. Volume is more than enough. It has a phone jack but I use wireless bluetooth headphones. I have no need for the cellular feature (Use phone hotspot instead) but I can see how that may be useful if you streamed movies over a long time (smartphone battery is the limitation here). Really nice to have a bigger screen to read e-mail, web pages and control equipment versus the tiny phone screen. Camera is really good too. Adequately replaces carrying a phone (Camera) or bulky digital camera. Pictures just pop off the screen they are so clear and upload is seamless. 32gb storage is adequate. With this new iPad I consider my "De-Gageting" effort a success. If I were to purchase another I'd get more storage memory. Pencil works with this model too. Not sure if I'd ever have a use for that. All in all, for the price and all it can do/replaces its well worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great iPad just got even better

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    BobinVA
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    When Apple came out with the 2017 model iPad at a reasonable price, it was enough to convince me to buy it. I thought it was great, but I always wished it had support for the Apple Pencil. I bought a passive stylus that was actually quite good, but it wasn't the Pencil. So, when the 2018 model came out and included support for the Pencil, I was back again! I took the plunge and bought the new model, as well as the Pencil. In short? I love it! Should you go out and buy this new model and get the Pencil? That depends. I was interested in doing a lot more handwriting, and maybe a little drawing. For handwriting, you can get results almost as good as the Pencil by using a good passive stylus such as the Adonit Jot, together with the great app Goodnotes 4. If all you do is handwriting, I'm not sure it would be worth it to spend the money for the new iPad and Pencil. If, however, your iPad is a couple generations old or you want to do some serious digital drawing, then this is a great option at a much better price than you'd get buying the iPad Pro. The iPad 2018 sports the A10 processor, which is just a bit slower than the A10X in the Pro, but you really won't notice the difference. Also, don't be swayed by those who act like the non-laminated screen is a deal-breaker. It isn't. Yes, a laminated screen is definitely better, but it's not worth spending hundreds more. And unless you're a serious artist, you probably won't miss the real time color calibrations of the iPad Pro. If that matters to you, you probably need to buy the Pro anyway. I think Apple has given us a fantastic tablet at a price that makes sense. Those who criticize Apple's use of the older form factor seem to miss the fact that this is the very reason why it's available at such a good price. This strategy got me to buy, and if they keep this up, I plan to be an iPad customer for years to come!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Student Laptop Replacement

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    Eleanor
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    I upgraded to this device from the 2017 model in order to use the Apple Pencil. Although the 2018 iPad is virtually identical to its predecessor in stats and battery life, it’s still a versatile, user-friendly device that I would recommend to any average consumer like myself. I am a college student and I use the iPad and Apple Pencil in place of a laptop for studying, drawing, and taking notes. I have used this iPad almost all day every day since I purchased it and I’m very pleased with its functionality. There are no significant bugs or technical problems, and I love how seamlessly the iPad integrates into the rest of my Apple “ecosystem” (my iPhone and iMac). More importantly, I am impressed with how accessible this device can be for those with disabilities or other chronic conditions (i.e. the night shift feature and adjustable text size). For study-related purposes, I believe the iPad & Apple Pencil combo is a great investment for high school or college students. There is a shortcoming with this product: the lack of updates from last year’s model. Apple did not upgrade the battery from the previous iPad, so your battery life is significantly drained with use of the Apple Pencil. With my 2017 model, I used to be able to go up to three days without worrying, and now I have to charge my 2018 model almost every day. I love using my iPad & Pencil combo, but I can’t help but wish that I got more value for money with the tablet’s battery...and a built-in calculator app. I can’t believe Apple still hasn’t figured that one out, honestly. Regardless of these annoyances, I still think the iPad is a great purchase that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone. It is certainly the best of its kind if you’re looking for a tablet under $400. My iPad has genuinely made my life easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy-to-Use, High Performance Tablet

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    optimummind
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    Although I'm mostly in the "Android" camp, I decided to get an iPad because iPads are supported by Apple for WAY longer than Android competitor tablets. Samsung makes good tablets too but they're either priced too high (their flagship models) or crappy (their low- and mid-range models). Overall, I've been highly satisfied with this iPad 9.7" model. The screen is crisp, bright, and sharp. Performance is fantastic. And all the apps I've been using are well-designed & run beautifully. Despite not having 4 speakers, the sound level is very satisfactory and definitely good enough for my personal usage. I share the iPad with my 4-yrs-old daughter and she has no trouble using it despite starting with an Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet (Android-based). In fact, she likes using the iPad more because of the bigger and better screen and faster performance. She used to get SO frustrated at the Fire HD 8's jankiness, lag, and sometimes SLOW loading times. XD I purchased this iPad when it was on sale for $250 and it has proven to be a worthwhile investment. I love the design, the excellent display, and great performance. _____ *Pros: -Crisp, bright, and clear screen. -Great performance. -9.7" is a good size for multimedia consumption. -Speakers sound good. -TouchID is fast & reliable. -Supports Apple Pencil. -Great battery life. _____ *Neutral: -32GB starting size is lame for a 2018/2019 product. _____ *Cons: -I know it is the "Apple way" but not having expandable storage (e.g., microSD) sucks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Tablet Gold Standard

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    ACW993
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    I took advantage of a trade-in deal to upgrade my iPad Air for more memory and a better processor. I was glad I did as the storage capacity of this one is the perfect size for my needs since I use iCloud to store most of my pictures and files, this allows me to have apps for myself and my kids and stuff I use often enough I don’t want to have to download all the time with a comfortable amount of room to spare so I don’t have to delete things if I want to download something new. This is my 3rd iPad, I also had the 1st Generation and I love them, they just work like they are supposed to as long as you update them (which you can now do automatically). If you have other Apple devices they are so easy to pair. The ease of use is amazing, our kids have cheaper tablets of another brand that we have trouble with all of the time and we have even had to replace after a year, but not our iPads we have only ever upgraded them when specs were a significant step up and a deal came along. When upgrading, it is as easy as logging in to iCloud during the setup process and your new device is setup just like your old one with all of your apps and content. If you can afford the price differential, it will save you so much frustration and the hassle of frequent replacement. Plus, the technology is way better and they are so intuitive that our kids have all been able to figure out how to operate one at age one on their own. Apple does also have good parental controls that can be set up on their devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Actual Reasonably Priced Apple Product

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    duskmoonflow
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    It's no secret that Apple rules the tablet market. The iPad is the crown jewel and with this iteration of their product, Apple has managed to strike a delicate balance between price, features, and functionality. This iPad is mid-sized and is not too heavy in the hands compared to the larger iPad Pro's. It is by no means the fastest iPad available but that does not mean it's slow by any means. In fact, its remarkably fast, responsive and can play any game you throw at it with ease. If you've ever used an Apple product (and there's a good chance you have), use of this device will come naturally. The colors on the screen are fantastic and viewing movies or browsing the web is great. The speakers are very good for a tablet but they aren't going to blow you away. Battery life is superb, easily lasting 8-10 hours of continuous usage when browsing apps or using streaming apps on Wifi. Please note if you or your child plays intensive games, battery life will be considerably shorter. However, charging the iPad is relatively quick, around 3 hours from a completely dead battery. This iPad also supports for the first generation Apple Pencil, so do not buy the new, more expensive pencil if you are planning on bundling these items in your purchase. I cannot comment on functionality regarding the pencil as I have never used it and did not buy it with the intention of using this feature. But, having the ability to do so is a nice addition. For the price, you are getting far than you are actually paying for. Overall this is a great entry level iPad that is perfect for a young child, student, or a person in your life that wants something simple to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it, it has become indispensable

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    sgsg
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    Having used my iPhones for years and finding apps to do whatever I want to do, I decided to try the iPad and see how well it works. I couldn’t be happier. This has become my go to tool at home for everything unless I’m sitting down for a long session on an actual computer. I check my email, FaceTime and text from it. I shop easily from it, read my kindle library if I don’t grab my kindle. The pencil works extremely well and I’m starting to get a routine whereby I can quickly and easily jot notes and organize notes with the pencil in a variety of apps. Notability is very good but I am trying several others as well. My intent on purchasing was as a note taking and documentation tool for helping organize technical info (IT if I setup a new test server I want to take notes of things I have to look up to save myself the trouble in the future and organize them so easy to find, using notability and Evernote and trying other things as well). I have added an iCarez screen protector that has a slightly rough paper like grit to it. It does make using the pencil feel more natural than writing on the glass but does produce a mat appearance on the beautiful screen but atm I think the trade off is worth it, I’m writing this review on the iPad and have been surprised how easy typing is on the on screen keyboard. Really works well. My biggest surprise was looking into if software developers can use this as a tool to remote in to servers as I haven’t really tried any of that on iOS and to my happy surprise I found an app called Blink is a great terminal to ssh into dev boxes and work, it’s actually very nice and works very well with the Logitech folio keyboard that was bundled at Best Buy with the iPad for a special price when bought together, I’m very happy with this, I shouldn’t have waited so long to try it, it’s become my must have tool at my side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome performance, Better than Android Tablets

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    Xeiyros
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    I'm not going to go over features really. The main thing you need to know is this thing has more power than most android tablets out there. Yet its priced in such a manner that makes it seem inferior. Due to application compatibility i chose the ipad over other competitior offerings, even the more expensive ones simply due to the fact my needs aren't that crazy. On top of that, this processor is more than enough to get me through everything i need to do, as well as lasting for a few years without an issue. Speaking of which, the only issue i've run across is the gesture learning curve. If you come from android and have never used an iphone it can be a pain at first but you'll be fine after the first few days. Also, don't let the specs fool you. 2gb of ram is plenty of multitasking. Or at least, i'm able to have safari, a video, reddit and a chat app open at the same time on screen without issue. If anything the only limitation is the 32gb of storage. which mine is about 75% full--only after intalling my usual suite of games, and apps. when you first get the tablet it has about 10gb in use, which about half of it is apps you can uninstall, so theres that. The 128gb model might be better for most people in the long run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Apple: The Ultimate Hype Machine

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    jws2018s
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    I returned this item for two reasons -- one large and one huge: 1. This model's processor greatly struggles with just modest, elementary games; and 2. For a company that, just last week, ran ads telling you about how it values privacy, the truth is that you really don't -- or can't -- know just how private the device really is. On my Android and Windows devices, I use an app called CCleaner -- which can erase hidden caches, file fragments; cookies; unused folders; and more. CCleaner apparently used to be available on iOS devices -- but is not now, CCleaner says, because of an Apple sandboxing issue. I contacted Apple's online chat support about this -- and as the transcript of that conversation clearly shows, Apple's people were less than useless regarding this issue. They pointed out that their app store has some programs similar to -- but not exactly the same as -- CCleaner. To me, that's a critical difference. If I can't remove all of the unwanted junk on an iPad that I can remove on my Windows computers and Android phone -- then the iPad becomes a serious security and privacy problem. When I complained to Apple about the poor online chat support -- a 45-minute conversation in which Apple's reps demonstrated both a lack of knowledge, and concern, about this issue -- Apple never bothered to respond. Hence, Apple's expensive TV ad campaign about "privacy" sure looks two-faced now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing iPad

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    BigBob
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    If you’re anything like me, you’ve never owned an iPad before but you’ve decided that it’s time to buy one. You’re not a professional artist, and you don’t make a living by producing creative content. Maybe you don’t have a specific reason to buy one. Maybe you’re hoping to spark some creative ideas. Maybe you want a more simple, minimal computing experience with less distractions. Maybe you think iPads are just neat to play with and you don’t need a better reason than that. This thing is beyond amazing. It feels like way more power and capability than I’ll ever actually need. If the iPad Pro didn’t exist, the 2018 iPad would be a freaking MIRACLE of modern technology. I am insanely happy with my purchase, and I am insanely happy that I didn’t spend twice as much on the iPP. If I develop a new passion for art, or film editing, or anything that requires more horsepower, I can upgrade later. The 2018 iPad feels like it will grow with you if you need it to, or it'll be just as happy to chill with

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great iPad for many many people

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    mmike25
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    Before this iPad, I had the mini 4. Which was a great iPad too however that one was definitely showing the age of the processor in daily use. I decided to purchase this one on the $249.99 sale and it was probably my best apple product purchase. I choose this iPad because of the draw capabilities and the larger screen. One complaint for many people was the gap between the digitizer and actual glass. To be honest, it’s not that noticeable. You would really have to stare at the corner, so don’t let that issue sway you away. However my issue, thus giving 4 stars, is the fact that when you tap on the screen there’s a hollow tapping noise, if that makes sense. Every time you start typing you near the echo of you tapping. This is very evident when using the Apple Pencil. However the speed of this iPad, size, and function of this iPad cover up that issue. It’s great for note typing, drawing, exploring apps and websites, playing media. This is honestly the iPad for most people. You do not need an $800 iPad Pro to do these things and if you do professional things, would you actually use a tablet for it? I got a used Apple Pencil and this iPad and I was under the original price of this iPad, which is a steal. I highly recommend it even though it’s not the corner to corner screen and it uses the 1st gen Apple Pencil.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first Ipad

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    Spaceinvader
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    Never dived into the Apple world, I am an Android fan, until my Lenovo tablet was giving out, and I thought I was going to buy another Android. Not so, due to fact that it seems Android tablet world is wavering, either they are not enough in specs, or way too expensive for what your getting. Had a family friend tell me not to write off the Ipads, I am sure glad I didn't. I am loving it so far. I have the 32gb.. may not be enough. I did not buy it to do high powered work on. I have a laptop for that. I have only had it a short time still feeling my way around. Having to get used to the Icons , the way things move on it. I watch movies, make lists, uses the Apple pencil or Logitech Crayon, it is a great way to keep from smudging your screen using one of these, I prefer the Crayon. It is amazing what this thing can do, I'm just getting started. I wish they would quit calling this a childs tablet. It does so much more. To anyone doubting buying one, and never had one of these...GET IT. You will learn things, explore, have fun, and maybe even be productive on it with the Excel, Word applications the world is at your feet with this and don't be afraid...USE IT & AGAIN HAVE FUN!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Downgrade from 2 years ago even at $80 off

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    Xarmark77
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    Let me preface this with the fact that I am a devout android user. I got the iPad air for its performance. I specifically used my old iPad to watch shows, movies, streaming services, etc. I really loved the air's performance. It was a good screen at the time and reliable. With this current model I find it's not as clear eg. Baseball service looks like scrambled 80s TV screen. Some others work better, but even at $250 specifically for watching programming, it's constantly buffering. It's slower than my air. I checked the speed to see if that was the issue and I get 30-50 mb/s and that far exceeds the min requirements. Even the best newest addition for the air the finger print scanner is not very responsive compared to my much cheaper moto phones that are practically instantaneous. I have to say after about a month I feel like I got much better performance from my air. I still use it as it seemed like it was on its way out, but has had some sort of rejuvenation of sorts. So, if you want to use this to watch streaming services I'd look at other options as it's been a bit of a disappointment for me and that's what I wanted this for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Changed my mind about tablets.

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    Rosie
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    For a long time I’ve thought that getting an iPad would be silly because it’s just a larger version of my iPhone. How wrong I was! I ended up selecting an iPad because I need a portable computer for school, wanted something that was secure against viruses, and wouldn’t break the bank. The iPad seemed to check all the boxes, I already was familiar with the operating system, and it can run all of the apps I use for school. I’ve been using it with a Bluetooth keyboard and it’s nothing like I expected. I was able to set it up without transferring all the apps from my phone, which is a big plus because I could still use my Apple ID. It’s a clean slate that I was able to customize for productivity. It feels like I’m using a laptop, except I can pick it up, rotate it, and use a touch screen. It’s even better than a fancy 2-in-1. The iPad meets my needs perfectly and it’s a clean, user-friendly operating system. I would recommend it highly for people who need a portable computer but aren’t tech-savvy for simplicity and security. I love that I don’t have to worry that something I download will give me a virus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    horribe, awful tech experience

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    Bart
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    Horrendous. This is why I absolutely loathe Apple and their products. The most convoluted and frustrating tech experience I have ever been a part of. New Ipads for kids for X-mas.... experience ruined... Trying to set them up, need to go back and reset old Apple passwords for IDs (because I never use the Apple junk) and that takes forever, accounts linked to old devices and phones I haven't used since Clinton was in office so we have to about redoing all of our accounts then start the set up process, add credit cards, make itunes accounts, use passwords or code or verifications and a dozen other terms and conditions and junk and the screen goes black due to screensaver?! I swipe it and it asks for a passcode, I dont have a passcode, never wanted one never set one up, was never asked for one. Now I have an expensive paperweight and upset kids on Xmas.... call support they make me do a system reset, that takes forever, after restart the thing still wants a passcode, tech support is dumbfounded, ask me to do another reset... these pieces of junk are going back to Best Buy tomorrow along with the cases and all the peripherals we got as well... going to easy to use, user friendly and intuitive Android.... these are awful

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for College

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    Rachel
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    I’m a college student and most of my classes are online. I consider myself tech savvy. I love being able to take notes on one device and have them sync to all my others. I have quite a few classes now that I have to take handwritten notes for, but I still wanted them to sync to my laptop and phone for on the go studying. I’m extremely pleased that Apple updated to allow the Apple Pencil to work with the IPad and the IPad Pro because it allowed me to save a little extra money, as I primarily use my iPad for notetaking and classes, I didn’t necessarily need the extra bells and whistles of the Pro. I own all Apple products and I’ve had the IPad 9.7” and the Apple Pencil for about 2 months now and I haven’t had a problem aside from the app I use for notes (Microsoft OneNote) to lag a little. Though, I doubt the devices are causing the lag. It takes a little to get used to writing on the IPad, because you don’t have that direct ink to paper contact, but you quickly get used to it. I bought the IPad in Space Gray and I am happy with it’s size, weight, and functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great iPad and average price

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    Drwho
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    We bought one of the original iPad Minis several years ago for our daughter and it has gotten a lot of use, but it doesn't support the latest version of iOS. So we decided it was time to upgrade. The cost of the new iPad versus iPad Mini was about $70 and for what our daughter uses on the iPad, we didn't feel the need to spend the extra money on an iPad Mini for the extra storage space, so we decided on the regular iPad. 32 GB of storage is plenty to store quite a few apps and she only uses it at home on our Wi-Fi. The screen size is perfect, the resolution and color is spectactular... she loves it. Overall, it's an excellent tablet and will be able to handle anything she needs to do on it, but for educational purposes and for fun. The only downside I've seen so far is the battery life... the battery drains relatively quickly and has to be charged much more often than the iPad Mini. I expected that to some extent, being that it has a bigger screen, so I knew it would use a bit more battery power. But it seems to use a lot more battery power than it should despite the bigger screen and increased resolution. But, it's not a showstopper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent daily driver

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    Garret
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    I am providing a very biased review especially considering I am a Best Buy employee. After watching several of my fellow associates carrying around their own tablets or convertible devices I decided to make the jump and make this purchase. Cloud storage has become the new thing now and, frankly, if you have access to Wi-Fi then this is an absolutely invaluable tool. I'm able to scan my documents into PDF format by simply selecting in the included Notes app to Scan a Document. Then I can make edits - REALLY handy if you pair it with an Apple Pencil. I have access to all of my files through the cloud even with Microsoft Office 365 - which you can purchase in the store for all Office programs and the additional terabyte of storage through OneDrive. A great daily driver for the professional who doesn't need the "Pro" iPad. Storage doesn't actually matter when you've got the cloud. Pair this purchase with a case and the Apple Pencil and get so much use out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for its purpose

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    ahadimlioglu
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    This iPad satisfies most of the users' needs. It is fast, smooth, easy to use, can be paired with Apple Pen and Apple Keyboard. The biggest difference to me with this iPad and the iPad Pro is their display. One of them renders faster, making the animations look smoother. However, if you were an owner of a previous iPads and you were satisfied with them, there is no need to make a leap to iPad Pro; iPad Pro should be bought by the ones who actually use it for art/work, or serious tasks. The rest who play Hay Day, FarmVille, etc., and use iPad for basic tasks like viewing simple documents,browsing and emails should get the new iPad. Price is a big difference here; you can buy two iPads or one iPad Pro. That does not necessarily mean iPad Pro is twice better than iPad; their purposes are different.

    I would recommend this to a friend