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  • - Let's say you wanna buy a tablet

  • and you wanna spend less than, I don't know,

  • call it 500 bucks.

  • Well the obvious option is to get this,

  • the sixth generation iPad that Apple just announced,

  • but what else could you do?

  • I guess there's Windows tablets,

  • but at that price point, they suck.

  • Android tablets, they're basically dead,

  • they don't exist anymore.

  • There's only one Chrome OS tablet and who knows

  • if it's any good, I don't think it will be that good.

  • And Amazon tablets are basically only good

  • for watching Amazon Prime and reading Kindle books.

  • So this iPad which starts at $329

  • isn't just the obvious option,

  • it's basically the only option.

  • So thank God it's so good.

  • So here's the deal with the new iPad,

  • Apple announced it an education event

  • so you might think it's an education only iPad,

  • but it's basically just the new iPad.

  • And everything about this iPad is almost exactly the same

  • as last year's iPad.

  • It has the same very good screen,

  • but it isn't laminated which means there's

  • a tiny little air gap from the glass to the screen.

  • Unless you're really a pixel pedant,

  • it's not gonna bother you.

  • It has the same touch ID software,

  • it's got you know, cameras.

  • It does not have the smart connector

  • for attaching a keyboard.

  • It's basically the same iPad that you know and love.

  • Okay so, what's actually new?

  • Well, only two things.

  • One is that it has a new processor the A ten,

  • so it's slightly faster.

  • And two, it supports this, the $99 Apple pencil.

  • And honestly that's it.

  • I said last year that if you need a new iPad,

  • you should get a new iPad and you should get this iPad

  • because it's an iPad.

  • And that same advice basically holds.

  • If your iPad is old and busted and slow or whatever,

  • go ahead and get this new iPad.

  • And if it's not, don't, stick with what ya got.

  • So this year the real question isn't is this iPad any good?

  • Because of course it's good, it's an iPad.

  • No the real question is should you spend twice as much

  • to get this thing, the iPad Pro?

  • Well let's look at the differences between these two iPads

  • and see if it's worth it.

  • So the first thing you'll notice is that the iPad Pro

  • has a bigger screen, it's 10.5 inches versus 9.7.

  • But the iPad Pro also has a nicer screen,

  • it has a higher refresh rate, Apple calls it pro motion.

  • And you can really see it when you scroll really fast,

  • but I don't know, you're not gonna notice it

  • most of the time I don't think.

  • The iPad Pro also has a wider color gamut,

  • and it also has this thing called true tone

  • where it adjusts the color temperature

  • of the screen to the room.

  • Sure that's great, I don't know how important

  • it is to most people.

  • Other iPad Pro differences, it has four speakers

  • instead of just two.

  • So you can hear it in stereo

  • no matter how you're holding it.

  • It has a smart connector so that you can attach

  • a smart keyboard to it.

  • The iPad Pro also has better cameras

  • and it also has a faster touch ID sensor, fine.

  • But to me the biggest difference is that

  • the iPad Pro has four gigs of ram

  • and the iPad regular old iPad has two gigs of ram.

  • And you wouldn't think that matters,

  • but it does because if you have two apps open

  • in split screen and you bring a third and slide over,

  • on the iPad Pro you can still use

  • the apps in the background.

  • But on the regular iPad if you bring up a third app,

  • the apps in the background freeze

  • and you have to dismiss this top app before you can

  • go back to what you were doing.

  • If I'm honest I think the only way to justify

  • the extra price of the iPad Pro is if you really know

  • for sure you're gonna use it for full on computer things.

  • If you're gonna be editing movies and editing photos

  • and using it as your main computer

  • and you fully understand all the weird ways

  • that IOS handles files and other like main computer stuff

  • that you wanna do.

  • If you just wanna do tablet stuff,

  • if you wanna watch Netflix and read books

  • and browse the web and play games,

  • then the regular old iPad iPad is gonna be way better

  • for the vast majority of people.

  • Yeah if you can't tell, I really love this iPad.

  • The battery life is great, it's fast,

  • it does everything I want an iPad to do.

  • But if I'm being honest, I really do think that Apple

  • basically did the bare minimum here.

  • They updated the processor and they added pencil support.

  • There's a lot of stuff on the iPad Pro I wish

  • they had found a way to put here.

  • For example, more speakers.

  • You could listen in stereo in landscape mode

  • if they'd put speakers on this side.

  • But most importantly I wish that they had added

  • a smart connector on the bottom so you could attach

  • a keyboard to it without having to fuss around

  • with bluetooth keyboards.

  • How much would it have cost to add some of that stuff

  • to this iPad?

  • I don't know, maybe a little, maybe a lot.

  • But I guess if you're Apple,

  • you're looking around the tablet market

  • and you're thinking meh, I might as well keep this thing

  • as cheap as possible so that as many people

  • as possible own iPads.

  • And really that's the lesson with this iPad.

  • Nothing else in the tablet space even comes close

  • to this thing, nothing is as fast,

  • nothing has as many apps or apps that are

  • anywhere near as good.

  • Really the only competition for this iPad

  • is a more expensive iPad, so why not keep the price low?

  • Are there things that annoy me about this iPad?

  • Yeah, of course, there's dozens of things

  • that annoy me about this iPad.

  • I've mentioned a bunch of 'em in this video.

  • But would I recommend another tablet,

  • one that costs less than 500 bucks,

  • up against this iPad?

  • Absolutely not, there's nothing else out there.

  • Just get this iPad.

  • Do I wish that there was more competition?

  • Sure, I do, but until that happens,

  • I'm just glad that Apple made this iPad as good as they did.

  • Hey everybody, thanks for watching.

  • You're welcome for me not saying it's an iPad,

  • it's an iPad, it's an iPad 50 million times.

  • But you know what, it's an iPad.

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  • please be sure to subscribe to us at YouTube.com/TheVerge.

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