Why iPad

Like a computer.
Unlike any computer.

With iPad, you get what you need from a computer, along with many incredible things you’d never expect from one. Here are a few reasons why your next computer just might be an iPad.

It has the power of a computer.
And the portability of iPad.

iPad features advanced, Apple‑designed chips that transform how you experience photos, gaming, and augmented reality. They also make iPad powerful enough to handle the apps you use every day. And even pro apps like Adobe Photoshop CC.

Adobe Photoshop CC coming to iPad in 2019

And all that power really travels. iPad is incredibly thin and so light you can carry it with you everywhere. And it has up to 10 hours of battery life to keep you going all day.1 Stay connected on the go with fast Wi‑Fi and up to Gigabit‑class LTE.2 You can even print, project, and send files wirelessly.

It’s a computer that lets you do everything with touch.

iPad does what a computer does, but in more intuitive ways. Use multiple apps at the same time with a few taps. Move objects between apps simply by dragging and dropping, or switch apps with a single swipe.

It’s familiar to use but makes for an entirely new experience. iPad runs iPadOS, which is full of features designed specifically for iPad. But it’s also built on the same foundation as iOS, so it shares many of the same great apps and features. And just like your iPhone, using iPad is just as simple as tap, swipe, pinch, and zoom.

It works like a computer. And in ways most computers can’t.

iPad works with a keyboard when you need one. The onscreen keyboard lets you respond to an email or write a paper, and it even acts as a trackpad. And if you want a physical keyboard, just attach the Smart Keyboard for a great typing experience that also doubles as a cover or easily pair a Bluetooth keyboard.3

But it’s also your notepad, canvas, scanner, and the perfect device for AR. Take notes or create a sketch with Apple Pencil.4 Scan a document with the built‑in camera, then mark it up and send it. Or transform your world with augmented reality experiences, which combine digital objects and information with the real world.

It has the apps you expect on a computer, plus a million designed just for iPad.

iPad has great apps you’ll use every day. Like Photos, Messages, Safari, Mail, Calendar, and more. It also comes with great productivity apps like Pages and Keynote and runs familiar apps like Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop CC.5

And ones that transform iPad into whatever you want it to be. Apps in the App Store are designed to take full advantage of the power and large display of iPad. And our App Store editors curate and recommend the best apps in the world to help you create, have fun, learn, and get things done.

Discover apps for iPad in the App Store

It has a place for your files, and a way to get to them
from all your devices.

All your files in one central location. With the Files app, you can access and manage what’s on iCloud Drive, on third‑party cloud services such as Box and Dropbox, and on your iPad.

And with iCloud, all your important stuff is on all your devices. Safely store your photos, videos, music, apps, files, contacts, and more. So everything’s always available on your iPad, iPhone, and Mac, and even from a Windows PC.6

Learn more about iCloud

It’s designed to be secure. And to protect your privacy.

Your stuff is safe. That’s because iPad comes with advanced security features like Face ID or Touch ID for secure authentication. The authentication data is encrypted and protected by the Secure Enclave on your device, not stored on Apple servers or backed up to iCloud. iPadOS also has features like Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari, which helps protect against websites collecting your personal data.

Learn more about our approach to privacy

It stays up to date automatically.

With iPad, you get hassle‑free updates. Turn on Automatic Updates in iPadOS and have free updates downloaded wirelessly on your iPad as soon as they’re released. So you have the newest features, most advanced technologies, and latest security updates.

See what’s new in iPadOS

It’s designed with accessibility in mind.

We believe technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone. That’s why iPad comes with accessibility features that support vision, hearing, mobility, and learning needs. Including Voice Control, which lets you command your iPad with just your voice, and Switch Control, which lets you interact with iPad without touching it.

Explore all accessibility features on iPad

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Compare iPad models

iPad Pro

  • 12.9” and 11”
    Liquid Retina display
  • A12X Bionic chip
  • Face ID
  • Up to 1TB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (2nd generation)
  • Support for Smart Keyboard Folio

iPad Air

  • 10.5” Retina display
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)
  • Support for Smart Keyboard

iPad

  • 10.2” Retina display
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 128GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)
  • Support for Smart Keyboard

iPad mini

  • 7.9” Retina display
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)

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