Why iPad

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, whether you’re using Microsoft Office for a work assignment or Adobe Photoshop CC for a creative project.

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 designed so you can do everything easily with touch.

iPad does what a computer does, but in more intuitive ways. Whether you want to focus on a single app or use multiple apps at the same time, it’s easy to do 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. iPadOS is full of features designed specifically for iPad, and there are even more when you use an Apple Pencil3 or a trackpad. It’s 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.

You can use it with a keyboard, trackpad, and Apple Pencil.

iPad works with a keyboard or trackpad when you need one. The onscreen keyboard lets you respond to an email or write a paper, and it responds to Multi‑Touch gestures. And if you want a physical keyboard or a trackpad, simply connect one. The cursor for iPadOS is designed to complement the familiar Multi‑Touch experience of iPad and transforms into the tool you need depending on the content you’re pointing to, like buttons, app icons, and text.4

And with Apple Pencil, it’s also your notepad, canvas, scanner, and more. Take notes with Apple Pencil. Scan a document with the built‑in camera, then mark it up and send it. And with iPadOS, your handwriting becomes as powerful as typed text. Convert your sketches into perfect shapes, turn handwritten notes into typed text, and write in any text field with Scribble.

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, Apple News, 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.

There’s an app for that. 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. You can also use apps to transform your world with augmented reality experiences.

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, an external storage device, or third‑party cloud services such as Box and Dropbox.

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.5

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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