iPad Buyer’s Guide

Looking for the iPad comparison chart? Here’s a link to download the PDF version:

Studio Live Today – iPad Buyer’s Guide


Welcome to the Studio Live Today iPad Buyer’s Guide!

You’re here because you are in the market for an iPad or perhaps just curious about the specs and model numbers of iPads.

In the sections below you will find a list of affiliate links to place you can buy iPads which will also support Studio Live Today, as well as my handy Studio Live Today – iPad Buyer’s Guide to help you decide which iPad is best for you.


Links to buy iPads

The links below are affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase, a small commission will be paid to me, so you get new gear, and you help support the channel.

eBay Search for “iPad”

Best all-rounders:

iPad Air 2 – https://amzn.to/2QbYhqH
iPad mini 4 – https://amzn.to/2wQjLRK

Best budget/kids/entry level:

iPad Air – https://amzn.to/2MVeliG
iPad mini 2 – https://amzn.to/2wQ14h1
iPad mini 3 – https://amzn.to/2M0ynTz

Best performance:

iPad Pro (9.7″) – https://amzn.to/2wOa05L
iPad Pro (10.5″) – https://amzn.to/2M6G0rn
iPad Pro (12.9″) – https://amzn.to/2MUQlw9
iPad (2017) – https://amzn.to/2NpdeXO

iPad Comparison Chart

The chart below breaks down the essential features of each iPad currently available. Check the bottom of the page for a more detailed description of each field.

PDF Version – Studio Live Today – iPad Buyer’s Guide

SLT iPad Buyer's Guide v1.0


  • Model – Common name of the iPad model
  • iOS 11.4 – runs the latest iOS version?
  • GB 2.3.5 – runs the latest version of GarageBand iOS?
  • Live Loops – supports the Live Loops feature in GarageBand
  • 32 Tracks – supports up to he maximum 32 tracks
  • Alchemy Synth – support the Alchemy Synth instruments
  • 3D Touch – supports 3D Touch (iPhones only)
  • Facial Recognition – supports Facial Recognition (iPhone X only)
  • Storage (Min – GB) – minimum amount of storage available (in gigabytes)
  • Storage (Max – GB) – maximum amount of storage available (in gigabytes)

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