The iPad was a very hot item in the early part of this decade, but things have changed. Part of this is due to laptop hybrid devices such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro gaining relevance. It’s also due to smartphones, such as the iPhone 7 Plus, becoming very large, thus defeating the purpose of a tablet.
However, Apple keeps releasing new iPads. At the end of 2015, Apple released the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. A couple of months later, they released the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which Apple said could replace your laptop. However, David Pierce of Wired stressed that the iPad Pro was not a laptop replacement, despite Apple claiming it could be.