There's a lot to consider before you buy or upgrade to a new tablet, even the all-new iPad Pro. There are now two sizes: the original 12.9-inch and the new 9.7-inch. Then there's storage capacity and color, cellular or just Wi-Fi, and whether or not you need AppleCare. If you're not sure about any or all of that, don't worry. That's why we're here—to help you pick the perfect iPad Pro for you!

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It's something that's been obvious since the very beginning, and crystal clear since the iPad 2 keynote in 2011—for many people, using a traditional computer can be an awkward, frustrating, and intimidating experience. The iPad is for them.

If you want to know everything possible about all the current iPads available, start with our reviews!

How to sell your old iPad

How to sell your old iPad

Looking to sell your old iPad so you can more easily afford that new iPad Pro or maybe an iPad mini 4? iPads aren't usually available with subsidies or leasing programs, especially not the Wi-Fi versions. So, one of the most popular strategies for those who want to reduce the cost of upgrade — especially frequent upgrades — is to sell an old iPad to pay for a new.

Should you upgrade to iPad Pro?

Should you get a 9.7-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro?

There's never been an iPad like the iPad Pro. It comes in a bigger-than-ever 12.9-inch size and a newer-than-ever 9.7-inch size. Both have powerful, laptop-class A9X chipsets, smart connectors for keyboards, and support for Apple Pencil, arguably the best digital tool on the market today. But is iPad Pro for you?

Which iPad should you get: iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini?

Apple offers more iPad options then ever. There's the all-new iPad Pro in 9.7-inchs and 12.9 inches, the iPad Air 2 at 9.7-inches, and the iPad mini 4 and iPad Mini 2 at 7.9-inches. It's not just the screen sizes that vary either, the processors go from ridiculous to ludicrous, and the prices... they go up too. So, do you go with small, big, or bigger? Portable or powerful? Which iPad should you get?

What iPad storage size should you get?

What iPad Pro storage size should you get: 32 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB?

The iPad Pro comes with 32 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB of storage. The iPad mini 4 comes with 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of storage. The iPad Air 2 comes with 16 GB or 64 GB of storage. The iPad mini comes with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage. Phew! Needless to say, picking between them can be tough, especially since cost increases along with size, and as apps and content get bigger, operating systems are getting more efficient. The last thing you want to do is pay for storage you don't need... aside from running out of storage when you need it most. So, how much iPad storage is enough?

What color iPad should you get?

What color iPad should you get: Silver, gold, or space gray?

iPad comes in a wider variety of colors—or metallic finishes—than ever before. The 12.9 inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and the iPads mini come in silver, space gray, and gold. The 9.7-inch comes in all of those, and rose gold as well. Space gray still comes with a black faceplate and gold and rose gold, like the silver, comes with a white faceplate. With greater choice in colors, however, comes a harder choice: which one should you get?

Which iPad Pro carrier and plan should you get?

Since its humble beginnings, the iPad has offered a Wi-Fi + Cellular option in its lineup: A $130 price increase gets you an Apple SIM card and access to your carrier of choice's cellular networks, as well as any Wi-Fi networks in range. If you're considering getting an iPad with cellular access, here's everything you need to know.

Should you get AppleCare+ or insurance for your iPad?

Should you get AppleCare+ or insurance for your iPad?

If you're getting one of the new iPads Pro, or an iPad Air or iPad mini, you may also be thinking about getting a protection plan to go with it. Apple, of course, offers AppleCare+, but there are also third party services, credit card benefits, and other programs that might be of interest. Here they are!

Still undecided?

If you're still not sure which iPad to get, jump into our iPad discussion forums and the best community in mobile will happily help you out!

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