iPad Air vs. iPad Mini 2: Which is best?

Software and apps

Software support for both devices is expected to be extended for a number of years to come, with Apple's 2011 iPad 2 receiving the iOS 7.1 update when it was released.

The iPads come with access to Apple's App Store and iTunes ecosystem, which boast the largest collection of tablet-specific apps, music, TV shows and films for you to enjoy.

Winner - Tie

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Keumars Afifi-Sabet is a writer and editor that specialises in public sector, cyber security, and cloud computing. He first joined ITPro as a staff writer in April 2018 and eventually became its Features Editor. Although a regular contributor to other tech sites in the past, these days you will find Keumars on LiveScience, where he runs its Technology section.