I have been using an iPad Mini 2 since it was first released in 2013. I liked the size of it and it fits my needs as a content consumption device perfectly but it was starting to show it’s age. It had 16 GB of storage, so practically none, and was stuck on iOS 12. I thought about replacing it last year with the iPad 7 but wasn’t happy about the iPad 7 using the A10 processor which was three years old at the time. I also thought about the iPad Air but couldn’t afford it at the time nor could I justify the extra cost 1 when the base iPad would fit my needs just fine.
I starting getting excited when I started seeing rumors about an update to the iPad lineup this year. I had started leaning towards getting the iPad Air if the rumored updates didn’t come to fruition but held off and I’m glad I did. I love the look and design of the new iPad Air 4 but went with the iPad 8. The A14 processor sounds really interesting but the A12 in the iPad 8 will serve me just fine for the next few years. 2 I also bought a Logitech K480 keyboard which I am loving. I had purchased a small foldable keyboard with trackpad but the key layout was really weird (no command key to the left of the space bar) and couldn’t get used it. I may get a Smart Keyboard at some point but I think the K480 will serve me just fine. Now comes the hard part of learning the keyboard shortcuts of my most used apps.