Before wrinkling your nose at the mention of a 2018 model, keep in mind that it packs the sufficiently powerful Apple A12X Bionic chip, which will ensure all apps run without any hiccups. Sure, it’s nowhere near as fast as the M2-powered 2022 11-inch iPad Pro, but that device has more power than you’d need, its full potential is held back by software, and its cellular version costs $999.
The 2018 iPad Pro with LTE, meanwhile, can be yours for just $419, meaning you will get to save $580. Granted, it’s a renewed unit, but it has been professionally inspected by Amazon and is in excellent condition.
The 2018 model and the latest variant have the same general design and the same 120Hz ProMotion tech. Both devices feature a 12MP main camera, but the 2022 model also has an ultrawide unit, as well as a slightly higher resolution front camera. No one really buys tablets for cameras, so these moderately inferior camera specs shouldn’t bother you.