The Best iPad to Buy in 2021 - iPad Pro vs iPad Air vs iPad 8th Generation

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In this video I'll be going over all the iPad models out there in 2021 and which would be the best to buy right now.

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00:00 Intro
00:35 iPad Mini
00:58 iPad budget
05:16 iPad Air
08:04 iPad Pro 11"
11:57 iPad Pro 12.9"

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  • Vrajlal Chhatbar

    Vrajlal Chhatbar

    18 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Im an 8th grader and i recently got the ipad air 4 64 gigs and it is really good. I make all my presentations, notes, videos, and draw on it and im loving it so far. I thought of the ipad pro but it was expensive and not really worth the money for me. The ipad air 4 is so similar to the ipad pros and it is cheaper. It makes me feel that i have something that i did not waste my pocket money for 4 years. I saved up my allowance to buy the ipad and apple pencil and i feel that it is worth it

  • Vrajlal Chhatbar

    Vrajlal Chhatbar

    18 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I had anxiety when he was flipping those ipads around

  • kiv


    22 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    okay now some1 buy me an ipad pro.
    ihop is getting me nowhere. 💅

  • Amysnewlife


    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm on a budget but I don't want to buy one for the sake of it. I also want the pen but these are very costly in my country. I've never used an apple product before, so would it be a bad move to start with an iPad?

  • Latifa G

    Latifa G

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    thank you for such an informative video! Blessings :D

  • Phil O'Donoghue

    Phil O'Donoghue

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Slow down! Ie speak more slowly

  • snow princess

    snow princess

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How much is pro max?

  • Porky Briddon

    Porky Briddon

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I ❤️ love my iPad mini, it’s easy to hold when reading kindle books, it’s a decent size for watching films etc, I can do everything I want on a tablet,

  • Neutrals Inc.

    Neutrals Inc.

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    the best review!!!!!! Thanks for helping me decide! ipad pro, 11 inch.

  • Ahmed Galal

    Ahmed Galal

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    الله عليك يا حج علي

  • Kahan Shah

    Kahan Shah

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I think i would go with iPad Air 256 gig with 🍎Pencil for 880 bucks or a base iPad pro 11 inch 128 gig with 🍎 Pencil at 930 bucks i would spend 50 bucks extra as iPad pro is more like it and I would able to code in Swift which is best if u have a m1 device ! Although people will buy a Macbook rather but its there choice some people Can’t afford more than 600 bucks for an iPad or 1200 for a MacBook

  • Kahan Shah

    Kahan Shah

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hey Ali
    I have been watching your videos for a while and u have helped me take decision to buy an iPad So thanks !
    And if Apple would have kept the price of The iPad Air around $500 to $529 or maybe $550 the product may have got 2.5 to 3 stars in terms of Value for Money
    But $600 for iPad Air that only has a 64 gig base ? Idk so
    They must have kept base 128 gig as every iPad costing above 500 bucks that uses Retina display has 128 gigs base

  • William Newland

    William Newland

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    64Gb perfect for a lot of people so I don’t know what he is talking about their

  • thom revitt

    thom revitt

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’m just left wondering why you don’t just get a 500 ssd and an attachment. which Will make the cheapiest option fuctional.

  • Mahmoud Chaalan

    Mahmoud Chaalan

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    idc about the video anymore just teach me how to flip the pencil like at 3:25



    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank ya kindly

  • Thug 314

    Thug 314

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If you have a iPhone 12 promax which iPad would you get on a budget

  • Luyanda Dunjwa

    Luyanda Dunjwa

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please gift me an iPad? 🥺🥺

  • Reginald Larson

    Reginald Larson

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I got the iPad Pro I'm usually don't care for pro-motion but it is absolutely great for writing n drawing it's almost a must-have for me lol just feels so good

  • Aditi Sharma

    Aditi Sharma

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please make one comparing ipad mini launched now 🙏

  • Kai New

    Kai New

    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Deep review

  • Kai New

    Kai New

    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Nicely explained

  • Photo Photo

    Photo Photo

    8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Plz donate the old ones bro.🙃

  • Impulsive Urge

    Impulsive Urge

    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The iPad 8th gen base is 32gb not 64gb

  • Ayre


    9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So if all I want is an iPad so I can use Procreate, then the budget iPad is fine?

  • Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo

    10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Personally the IPad Pro 12.9” is an actual game changer as a student. Switched from an older 11” to a new 12.9” and don’t regret it one bit. I actually get to utilize the iPad features like I didn’t before.

  • Donny Utton

    Donny Utton

    10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I still have an iPad Air 2 it’s so old but still going I’ll have one of yours going spare please haha 😂

  • Sanjay Gaire

    Sanjay Gaire

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ali what would you do with all of those!
    Send me the 11 inch ipad pro.😭🤣

  • Sun Roy

    Sun Roy

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Brother I want to buy your I-pad pro. How much? I am from Bangladesh.

  • Pawan Khasbage

    Pawan Khasbage

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    recreate video since ipad mini just launch

    • Pawan Khasbage

      Pawan Khasbage

      11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Jaufar Palekkodan

    Jaufar Palekkodan

    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Mi pad 5 Pro!!!!

  • Xliss910x


    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’ve ordered The iPad Air yesterday and now You’ve rly put me of the iPad Air now 😣😒 😩

  • Bruno_toxic


    11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Just wish the air had 120hz

  • -A •

    -A •

    12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What is a fucking budget iPad

  • Kim Teehankee

    Kim Teehankee

    12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How many pencil flips did he actually do

  • Niko


    12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    9th gen came out pls revie

  • Amy Shen

    Amy Shen

    12 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    where do you get that awesome wallpaper?

  • Dheet OP

    Dheet OP

    13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    *mini LED display 🌝

  • Lovejoy Christii B. Adverderada

    Lovejoy Christii B. Adverderada

    13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank you! Very helpful!

  • Westyjames


    13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Me watching this on budget ipad

  • Meghan Workman

    Meghan Workman

    13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Excellent video! This has helped me so much in deciding between the various iPad models.

  • Yousuf Fayyaz

    Yousuf Fayyaz

    13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    iPad Air !!! FTW !

  • Dietmar Pfeffer

    Dietmar Pfeffer

    14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I don't care about storage because I have my student cloud with 4TB so I'll take the budget iPad with 32GB.

  • content sucker

    content sucker

    14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If u think mini is cheaper ur wrong atleast in my country

  • Ikechukwu Gabriel

    Ikechukwu Gabriel

    14 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please buy me an iphone 8, pretty please.

  • Dymanx gaming

    Dymanx gaming

    15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Give in iPad pro 2021 gift

  • Siddeeq Talking

    Siddeeq Talking

    15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    7Th Gen Ipad 😎 Like Here 🤍

  • Paul Bouchard

    Paul Bouchard

    15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Watching on my iPad mini love this thing

  • Samantha Arrey

    Samantha Arrey

    15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I have the 8th gen 64 gb kinda feeling lost I should've got more with this video 😂 I use it for school

  • Mohammed Nadeem

    Mohammed Nadeem

    16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    12.9in ipad has mini led not oled.

  • Geetanjali Krishna

    Geetanjali Krishna

    17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Excellent, informative video!

  • weichengcn


    17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This guy talks so much and l lose interest half way. so many dislike

  • Rita Leci

    Rita Leci

    18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If you’re a student or need it for work, just don’t get an iPad. The Samsung tab s6 lite is £100 cheaper (factoring in the stylus) than the most basic iPad and is really just as good if not better in terms of hardware 👍

  • Jun Paolo Orlanes

    Jun Paolo Orlanes

    19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Where did you get your wallpaper?

  • Marc Guevara

    Marc Guevara

    19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thanks for the video... went with the pro 11 inch, 128 GB

  • Stimson Romano

    Stimson Romano

    19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thanks for sharing from Australia 🇦🇺

  • T Harding

    T Harding

    19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I really think this review is too biased against the iPad mini and the iPad Air. I’m pretty sure there is a significant market for each model for different user types. (Why else would Apple continue to manufacture and sell them year after year?) I’ve had both iPad minis and iPad Air for many years and loved them both for different reasons. The base model is also an indisputable value such that I have often recommended it to others, and the pro is a pricey powerhouse that most people will never need but for those that do need it - then go for it !! Think of them like cars ... which fits your lifestyle best, your user needs, and your budget? At the end of the day, it’s your money ... spend it wisely 😁

  • Diza W. Ananta

    Diza W. Ananta

    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Which iPad Pro 11 model should I buy? WiFi only or cellular model? Give me best reason, I’m confused about that 🤷🏻‍♂️🙇🏻‍♂️

  • Bianca Vivares

    Bianca Vivares

    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Whats the best ipod for procreate? The only reason I'm getting one

  • Hecker


    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    the way he flips the ipad without dropping it-

  • Flying Pig

    Flying Pig

    20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Nice video, but you made a mistake regarding the price of the budget iPad. It’s actually 330 for the 32 gb model. You can’t actually get a 64 gb model iPad.

    • Flying Pig

      Flying Pig

      ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      oop. 9th gen came out and has 64 gb of base storage

  • Mauricio Martinez

    Mauricio Martinez

    21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Biased information

  • Roger M

    Roger M

    21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He just confused the hell outta me.
    I don’t think I want an iPad anymore lol

  • AdorbsxLana #Roadto100

    AdorbsxLana #Roadto100

    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Me with only like $140: okay so in need so safe for about 5 months 😃! Also me: it has been 2 days- I'm done saving 🤪

  • himanshu agnihotri

    himanshu agnihotri

    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    For most 64 GB is more than sufficient!!

  • Cass. Cassandra

    Cass. Cassandra

    22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank you! It’s almost my birthday and I’m splitting the price with my parents, this really helped me choose which one

    • Cass. Cassandra

      Cass. Cassandra

      16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      So if you know for sure that 64gb is going to be enough storage, I would go for the air (that’s what I would’ve done if it wasn’t for storage)

    • Cass. Cassandra

      Cass. Cassandra

      16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      I’m going with the iPad Pro 11”(my parents are contributing 200) At first I wanted to get the air but I was afraid 64gb wouldn’t be enough, and the 256gb was only a little bit cheaper than the 128gb pro one. So the decision was made lol, but either one would work well for my use (school, reading ebooks, etc)

    • Mehrin Imtiaz

      Mehrin Imtiaz

      17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      what did you choose?

  • Ryan Blake

    Ryan Blake

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’m still fixed on an iPad mini. I really wish Apple would bring a whole line of mini products back. An iPad Air mini would be nice

  • Southern Cyan

    Southern Cyan

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    To be fair, if the 120htz panel is the main diff between iPad pro and air, then why not spend like 600 or so and get a last gen iPad pro instead (1,100 for current gen 12 inch)

  • Ps- ma7moud

    Ps- ma7moud

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    please can you add Arabic subtitles to your videos? :)

  • Elisabeth B

    Elisabeth B

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    am i the only one that thought i saw the lesbian flag

  • M G

    M G

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Omg put the pad down

  • Bianca Hess

    Bianca Hess

    23 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Budget iPad
    It's the best value for money if your don't care about aesthetics

  • Mark K

    Mark K

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I have not watched your videos in roughly 1 year. Your shorter hair is much nicer and fits you better. You seem much more muscular so you must be lifting weights. Overall you look much better than 1 year ago. (or roughly when you said you where going to quit your job of being a doctor or had 400k subs now you have grown massively.).

  • Bishal Jaiswal

    Bishal Jaiswal

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Brother: what job you have been connected with ?
    Or are you an employer of any organization ?

  • 장건영


    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is all I need to choose my new iPad, Thank you for your perfect and compact video!

  • Tatyana Dekatra

    Tatyana Dekatra

    26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Despite you being distractingly handsome, you gave good advice and I think I’m gonna go with the iPad Air 😍

  • dinesh


    27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Watching with iPad Air 4

  • Nathan Welling

    Nathan Welling

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    unless ur getting an ipad for looks, then the budget ipad is the one u want, i have the air and the “budget” and i love them both the exact same

  • Cool Potato

    Cool Potato

    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If you take the iPad Pro 11 or 12.9 inches with the base model worrying about the storage, then you could buy an external SSD. Samsung sells cool SSD's and if you have a laptop you could plug it into your laptop as well. That's the benefit of USB-C. You're better off with a MacBook Air Instead of a 12.9 inch IPad.

  • HNN


    28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can you do a video on the best place to sell second hand tech/ipad

  • robert hedges

    robert hedges

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I PAD MINi has a12 and 4 gigs and a better display of ram better specs then buget ipad a12 3 gigs of ram

  • The most high Chosen

    The most high Chosen

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Just bought the iPad Pro 11 inch 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Best Things

    Best Things

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    He look like " Mywhosetheboss"

  • Krazy Kunal

    Krazy Kunal

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You don’t have a problem with 128 GB model? Shi7 I DONT EVEN HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY 32 GB IPHONE LMAO 😂🤣

  • Jaish Arya V-D

    Jaish Arya V-D

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I really want 12.9 iPad pro but I don't have a budget

  • Grumpy Cat

    Grumpy Cat

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Am i embarassed that i still have a home button and everyone else in my class doesnt?? Yes...

  • Mushi Fancy

    Mushi Fancy

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I need suggestion.. well I am on a budget so I can either get a macbook or an ipad .. which is one will be good for networking and cyber security course??
    Please help me😳😳 and please do say the model type.

  • Salwa Bakr

    Salwa Bakr

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Really like how you logic things 👌🏻

  • mtv74


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    64 GB works perfectly fine for me so I still think Ipad Air is the best one to buy. I don’t tend to clutter my devices with useless apps and store my photos etc. in cloud. It may be a different ballgame for those who do.

  • sm111391


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I just bought the budget iPad 8th generation (128 GB) for my wife. After watching Ali's video, I'm convinced that I made the right choice.

  • Juls Diname

    Juls Diname

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I click because i thought this is mrwhosetheboss

  • John Peter Kingsly. J

    John Peter Kingsly. J

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    your speech was good and you have very best experience on this

  • Eyitope Oyetunji

    Eyitope Oyetunji

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I think I'm probably going to get the iPad pro and probably sticking with it for along time without upgrading

  • FootyGuyVideos


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thx, this really gets me thinking!

  • Iris Mae Santos

    Iris Mae Santos

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Maravilla


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Your smile in the thumbnail made it hard not to click lol. Great video! I’m thinking of getting an ipad, most likely the 4th gen Air, but should I wait? Will apple be releasing a new Air in the coming months at their next launch?

  • sorryitookthisname2


    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I’m not on a budget, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why I’d get anything over the base iPad 128GB. They sold them at CostCo for under $300. Added an Amazon case and Apple Pencil so my kids can doodle on it. It’s perfect. Perfect for trips, sidecar with laptop, learning games for kids etc. Not sure what I’d even do with the pro?

  • Omar Gonzalez

    Omar Gonzalez

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I have an iphone, and a Chromebook. I don't think that anyone needs anything else.

  • Mark Joel Uaje

    Mark Joel Uaje

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    64 gig doesnt matter that much if you use cloud service, which some students may be even getting for free. This guy is the first reviewer I heard who dismissed Air so easily

  • GIOrassic Curiosity!

    GIOrassic Curiosity!

    ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The accessories prices are giving me chest pains!