iPad gift guide

How to pick the best tablet to give your loved ones.

A shiny new iPad makes for a great gift.

But which one? The iPad lineup has multiple models for multiple pocketbooks and uses.

How about the latest iPad Pro? Probably not; it’s way too much iPad for most people.

So maybe the newest iPad Air instead? Good choice, but the regular iPad — both the latest model 10 and the previous 9 — are considerably cheaper.

It’s enough to make your head hurt. Luckily, we have a thoughtful and comprehensive guide to buying the best iPad for a gift.

Also in today’s newsletter:

  • macOS Sonoma comes with some beautiful wallpapers, but if you want to mix it up, try this AI-powered wallpaper app. It excels at generating lovely, natural-looking landscapes.

  • Goldman Sachs has been moaning about losing money on Apple Card, but now it seems that Apple is the one that wants to end the relationship.

  • Woot has a big sale on iMacs, Mac minis, MacBooks, iPads and Studio Displays — some up to 51% off.

  • This soft, silicone Scrub band for Apple Watch is designed for all-day wear by medical workers, and it’s on sale for a bonkers $5.99 (regularly $19.95) in the Cult of Mac Store.

— Leander Kahney, EIC.

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I wanted my kids to know me. I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did. Also, when I got sick, I realized other people would write about me if I died, and they wouldn’t know anything. They’d get it all wrong. So I wanted to make sure someone heard what I had to say.

— Steve Jobs, 2011.

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