|Product||Apple iPad (March 2012, 64GB, Wi-Fi, black)||Apple iPad Air||iPad Mini (with Retina Display)|
|Price||$432.00 to $598.98||$494.98 to $679.99||$399.00 to $498.74|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||0 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||March 16, 2012||November 1, 2013||November 12, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
With a host of improvements--faster graphics, 4G wireless options, a better camera, and a gorgeous high-res screen--the latest iPad cements its position at the head of the tablet pack.
Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.
The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.
|OS provided|| |
Apple iOS 5
|Wireless connectivity|| |
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices||Prices from 2 stores||Prices from 5 stores||Prices from 5 stores|