Some of you who stop by this site already have your
new baby iPad in hand and are looking for ways to put it to work in your ministry. Others, I know, are still hunting for arguments to convince their spouses that you really do need a new iPad. And some of this blog’s visitors are laypeople who are considering buying their pastor a special gift to thank him for his service and wondering if an iPad would be useful. (Short answer: yes!, and he will love you for it.)
So let’s say you’ve decided to purchase a tablet and you’ve narrowed it down to an Apple product (not that other tablets can’t also be perfectly useful in the ministry too). Even once you’ve narrowed the field down to an iPad, there are still a host of questions to consider: iPad 4 (or 2 or 3) or iPad Mini? how much storage space? which carrier (or is wifi enough)? And the toughest of all choices: black or white? (Well, some at least have opinions on the subject.)
I’ve covered some purchase questions in the past, but on a pastor’s salary, there’s no way I could keep up with Apple’s production schedule for iPad hardware upgrades. Fortunately for you, imore.com has you covered with their iPad buyers guide (Late 2012). They give helpful advice on each of the above questions (even the color) as well as tips and tricks for all the models.