iPad Pro vs iPad Air: which Apple tablet is right for you?

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Choosing between iPad Pro vs iPad Air can be difficult. Is the difference in power and the display enough to merit the price difference? How do they each perform for creative work? We compared them to find out.

The iPad Air (5th Gen, 2022) elbowed its way into the iPad Pro's territory to an extent thanks to the addition of Apple silicon in the form of the M1 chip. However, the iPad Pro 2022 is more more powerful, with an M2 chip and superior features overall. But is it worth paying more for the Pro or is the more affordable Air better value?

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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