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Apple now makes 56 different iPads – here’s how to choose the right one for you

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:52PM EST
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Apple last week unveiled two new iPad models, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 — though only the iPad Air 2 received a significant upgrade — making the new devices available for purchase almost immediately. Many older models are still officially available on Apple’s site and in stores, including the original iPad mini that sells for just $249.

As Forbes points out, from $249 to $829 there are 56 different iPad configurations to choose from, with users having to decide on various factors including size (two options), memory (four choices, but not available across the board), colors (up to three versions), wireless connectivity (two options), and whether they need a fingerprint scanner in their iPad or not.

FROM EARLIER: You can preorder the brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 starting right now

To help out with the complex process of choosing the right iPad, from the two-year old iPad mini to the extremely thin-and-fast iPad Air 2, the publication has come up with an infographic that walks the user through various steps. From screen size, to LTE, storage and colors, the infographic below could help out with the decision, especially if you’re getting ready to buy an iPad for the first time.

In case you want to compare more iPad specs, such as processor options, cameras, and others, you can also check out Apple’s official iPad comparison tool.

Forbes‘ full infographic follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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