The new iPad 10.9 (2022) and the two new iPad Pro models are available in stores starting today. The new tablets are expensive, but our reviews have found them to be among the best iPads Apple already did. The base model of the iPad gets a complete overhaul, while the iPad Pro 11 (2022) and iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) get the laptop-class Apple M2 chip.
The iPad 10.9 starts at $449 / £499 / AU$749 for a Wi-Fi-only 64GB model, which would be fine for web browsing and streaming movies and shows. If you plan on downloading a lot of games and programs to take the tablet on the go, you might want to upgrade to 256GB of storage, which will cost you $599 / £679 / AU$999; a considerable increase.
If you’re also interested in picking up an Apple Pencil to go with your new iPad, keep in mind that the new iPad 10.9 only works with the older Apple Pencil, not the second-gen stylus. If you already have a Pencil, you’ll need to grab the USB-C adapter to charge it, as the new iPad uses USB-C instead of Lightning (one of the reasons we recommend buying an older iPad Air 4 over this new model) .
The new iPad Pro comes in two sizes. We had a chance to review the iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) at launch, and our editor Matt Bolton said it was “Apple’s biggest and boldest iPad to date, with a new M2 chipset that delivers more power than 99% of us do.” ever need it.” Apple’s top-of-the-line tablet starts at $1,099 / £1,249 / AU$1,899.
Unfortunately, you’ll definitely need to upgrade the storage on the iPad Pro to at least 256GB, because the new ProRes video recording feature gets weakened if you don’t. If your iPad Pro 11 or 12.9 only has 128GB of storage, it will only record ProRes in Full HD resolution, not 4K. 4K video files are around 7GB per minute.
There are also new accessories for the iPad, including the unusual Apple Magic Keyboard Folio with a split design. The Folio is actually a back protector for the iPad 10.9 with a folding stand and a separate keyboard that also covers the front. The new Magic Keyboard costs more than half as much as an iPad, so it’s a premium addition for sure.
Now that the new models have hit the market, it’s a good time to start exploring some great iPad deals. Black Friday is still a month away, so it’s possible we could see a small discount on these new models as a late Black Friday iPad deal or maybe a Cyber Monday special.
If these new iPads don’t float on your boat, check out the iPad Air (2022). This device offers a lot of what you like about the look and feel of the new iPad 10.9, but with a more premium finish and a faster processor inside. All of these devices have earned their place on our list of the best tablets you can buy.