Buying an iPad should be simple. You just buy whatever’s new, right? If only. Apple sells five main iPad models, each with its own strengths. In addition, there are a growing number of older iPads floating around the eBays of the world. Since all these devices generally look the same, it’s important to know what you’re buying and what you should pay for it.
This guide covers the best iPads available right now, the important differences between each model, and every old model that exists, including the ones you shouldn’t buy at any price.
Updated February 2020: We’ve updated pricing throughout and removed the 2018 iPad from the list.