Days since refresh 22 UPDATE LIKELY? 9.7-inch in 2016? Buy or wait? Buy now
Apple surprised and delighted us all when it announced the iPad Pro last September, but it has left the rest of its line-up largely unchanged - apart from the introduction of the iPad mini 4, which finally put the small, but perfectly formed 7.9-inch iPad on par with the full-size model again.
That’s good news in iOS 9, because both sizes of iPad can take advantage of its new (iPad-only) multitasking features, enabling you to slide a second app into view (say, to check email) without leaving the one you’re working in. The iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro have a Split View mode, so you can work in two apps side by side. Those three models also feature Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint sensor. Rumours suggest that Apple will update the iPad Air soon, possibly with an A9 processor and 4GB of RAM.