If you’ve got your eyes peeled for a small, handheld iPad, unfortunately “new” isn’t an option for you.
This sixth-generation iPad released in 2016 and was recently updated last year; it’s leagues ahead of the iPad Mini 4 in terms of tech.
For audio, the iPad 9.7-inch relies on bottom-firing speakers that don’t sound as loud or fill the room as well as its larger siblings.
To be clear, you’ll need the first generation Apple Pencil, which charges via the lightning port at the bottom of the iPad.
It looks ridiculous, but thankfully you’ll only need to plug it in for 15 or so seconds to reap an impressive 30-minute charge.
The bezel is also noticeably slimmer than that of the 9.7-inch, which makes watching shows and movies considerably more enjoyable.