Until now, one of the most differential aspects between the different iPad models has been the design, however, with the recent change that the 10th generation iPad has undergone, the differences between it and the iPad Air are practically negligible on an aesthetic level. This does not mean that they are the same, so in this post we want to tell you how both models differ.
Despite the fact that apparently the iPad 10 and the iPad Air are very similar, if the focus is placed on the interior and on what both devices are capable of doing, very significant differences are found that cause the target audience of both models be different. Therefore, if you were thinking of buying one of the two, pay close attention to the following differences.
- The power is considerably one of the most important points when comparing these two models. The iPad Air has the M1 chip while the iPad 10 stays with the A14 Bionic. Although it is true that with iPadOS it is difficult to take advantage of everything that the M1 offers, when it comes to editing photos or using an application that requires more power, the difference between these two is going to be really palpable.
- The screen It is also a point to take into account, since the iPad 10 does not have the laminated screen and its anti-reflective film. And it is that when using the Apple Pencil the sensation it offers is that of having a space between the glass and what is really the screen. However, the experience of writing on the iPad Air is very similar to that of writing on a sheet of paper, and this for a user who uses the Apple Pencil a lot can be really different.
- Compatible Accessories they are also different. iPad Air users have the opportunity to use the 2nd generation Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard as well. For its part, iPad 10 users have the 1st generation Apple Pencil and the Magic Keyboard Folio available. It is obvious that the latter fulfill the essential functions, however the experience they offer is not the same, the iPad Air being much more pleasant.
Which one is more worth it?
Given the differences that exist between them, and taking into account that separate up to 190 euros of difference You have to see in which cases it is worth acquiring one and in which another. It is true that the functional difference between the iPad Air and the iPad has been reduced with the 10th generation of the latter, and surely many users who previously saw the iPad Air as their most suitable model can now be served perfectly with the iPad 10 Therefore, all those users who have a smaller budget or simply do not want to pass the barrier of 700 euros in an iPad, the 10th generation is a really fantastic option, especially for the inclusion of USB-C.
However, those who want get closer to the experience offered by an iPad Pro, has to go yes or yes for the iPad Air, surely being the most balanced iPad model of all. The power it has, added to the compatibility with the 2nd generation Apple Pencil and the Magic Keyboard make it one of the iPads with the best quality / price ratio.