Engadget’s Chris Velazco gave the 2018 iPad Pro a score of 84 when it first came out. He particularly liked the updated Apple Pencil and the iPad Pro’s smooth 120Hz refresh rate display. Most of the issues he had with the 2018 model’s software Apple has since addressed with the release of iPadOS.
While we don’t usually recommend people buy an older device over its newer sibling, the differences between the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro are few and far between. The new tablet features an additional ultra-wide angle camera as well as support for LiDAR mapping. It also comes with an updated A12 chipset that features an extra processing core. Those additions don’t make the 2020 iPad Pro immediately better than its predecessor, but they do promise a future in which the new iPad Pro will be able to do more. That said, trackpad support, the best feature Apple added with the 2020 iPad Pro, is available on the 2018 model through a free software update that came out last month. Either way, the iPad Pro is one of the best tablets you can buy currently.
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