I would like a big screen, keyboard, and portability.
Which one do I need?
You already own iPads and am pretty sure you know the available sizes and which has a keyboard. As far as portability, much depends on how big of an iPad you are willing to carry around with you.
I actually know nothing. I had an iPad Air or whatever it was called many years ago which I used for 2 seconds then gave away.
Why does your signature indicate that you own two of them or does that signify something else?
The 9.7" 2018 iPad would be fine for general use or wait a couple of months for the new 10" if you want something bigger. I have a 10.5 Pro and love it but might be overkill depending on what you want it for. The Pro lines would probably be overkill for general use but you get the bigger screens ranging from 10.5" (2017 model) up to 12.9" (2017 and 2018 models). All models have either Apple or 3rd party keyboards available.
I don’t know what my signature says. I can’t even see it on my iPhone. I vaguely remember it still has iPod nano in there lol. I haven’t updated that thing in years. It probably says I owned the original iPad as well which I did buy but rarely used. So there’s 2 iPads.
[doublepost=1548366925][/doublepost]Would the iPad 5th generation or the iPad Air 2 on the refurbished site connect to a keyboard?
They both have 3rd party keyboard cases available but why would you want the Air as opposed to the 2018 iPad which is both cheaper and more powerful? It's only $329 and can often be found for even less. I see the 2017 iPad for $239 which is probably a good deal but lacks the pencil support of the 6th generation if that interests you at all. I would go with the 2018 simply for the A10 which will perform better for longer than the A9.
ok so basically the 2018 iPad is only 329 and can use a keyboard with option of pencil as well?
Sounds like a sweet deal to me.
the 239 ipad has a lesser processor and no pencil.
What are the details of the ipad air they're offering in the refurbished site? not as good?
[doublepost=1548367747][/doublepost]Would this keyboard work for the latest iPad? with the A10 processor?
The Air 2 is still certainly functional but the A8 chip is getting long in the tooth. We're on A12 now and who knows how well it will perform in the next year or two. It's also more expensive than recent iPads so probably shouldn't even be considered at this point.
Yes- that model is good for all iPads we just discussed. (at least that's what it says so don't hold me accountable for anything )
Thank you! I’m thinking of getting the 329 iPad 2018 model with A 10.
I think it’s 299 on Amazon so might just buy there.
And I’ll also get a keyboard for it.
No need for a pencil now but DEFINITELY a consideration in the future. Probably near future.
Gosh I love Macrumors. Thank you for the help!!!
Loving my 2018 iPad, used it every day since I bought it, only need to charge it every 2-3 days, great battery life and very fluid
mostly for browsing, Netflix, YouTube, and the occasional game. Your usage would definitely tax the battery more than mineI am interested in how do you use it on average per day? I charge it every 1 day and half usually. Sometimes 2 (but that's stretching). However there are days where I use Procreate quite heavily and this takes a toll on the battery. I also use it a lot with OneNote and GoodNotes so it could get 5 hours screen time a day sometimes.
And what exactly is crap about it in your personal usage?11 inch Pro. I find the $329 iPad to be crap, personally.
mostly for browsing, Netflix, YouTube, and the occasional game. Your usage would definitely tax the battery more than mine
And what exactly is crap about it in your personal usage?