Apple this week has updated a number of different iPads in their range. They have rebranded the older generation 10.5” iPad Pro, now calling it the iPad Air. It keeps the 10.5” form factor, but gains an A12 processor. They have also updated the iPad Mini, now giving it Apple Pencil support.
If you’re a reader and are considering getting an iPad to design with, the time has never been better. If you want to jump in at the high end, the 11 and 12.9” iPad Pro are the best iPad’s money can buy, and I love designing on mine. If you’re hesitant, or perhaps don’t want to spend all that money I’d suggest the 10.5” iPad Air. It supports Apple Pencil, and still gives you adequate screen size to illustrate and design with.
And whatever you do, buy Affinity Designer!