Best iPad for Photo Booth
You want to buy or build an iPad booth for your business, but you don't know which iPad to use... then read this article and find out the best iPad model to use for your photo booth.

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What is the best iPad to use in a Photo Booth?

The Apple iPad is a wonderful tablet computer with powerfully fast hardware and incredible software applications.

These features have made it an industry-breaking tool for the Photo Booth Industry, with its ease of use, low cost, reliability, and amount of professional photo booth apps available.

If you are building your own iPad booth, you are here to find out which iPad you should buy to use with your photo booth shell.

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Simple Answer: Get an ipad Pro for your Photo Booth

iPad Pro

With the advent of the iPad Pro line of tablets from Apple in 2015, it was a turning point for the photo booth industry.

Previously, the iPad had only a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.

This camera did not have a high enough resolution, nor a good enough lens to take high quality photos for use in a photo booth.

The original iPad Pro 9.7″ featured a 5 megapixel 720p front facing camera.

With this higher resolution camera now available, photo booth apps started appearing on the market for iPads.

Later models of the iPad Pro were upgraded to use a 7 megapixel 1080p front-facing camera.

These are the iPads that are the most popular with photo booth companies to use in their iPad booths and kiosks.

The most recent versions of the iPad Air have been updated to include hardware from previous iPad Pro models.

So if you are looking for a cheap alternative than an iPad Pro for your photo booth, then consider buying an iPad Air!

List of iPad Models & Generations for use in Photo Booths

The following is a list of all the different iPad models and generations that have the right technical specification for use in a photo booth. 

There are several newer model iPads that are not designated as part of the “iPad Pro” lineup, such as the current generation iPad Air.  

These non-pro iPads do contain the upgraded front-facing camera suitable for use in a photo booth.

If you already own an iPad, flip it over and take a look at the back.

Look for the small text engraved that says the Model number.

Press “ctrl+f” to search the text of this page and search for your model number.

iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Generation

  • Released 2020
  • Technical Specifications
  • Screen Size: 12.9-inch 4th Gen
  • Model Numbers:
    • A2229 (Wi-Fi)
    • A2069, A2232 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ipad pro 12.9g4

iPad Pro 11" 4th Generation

  • Released 2020
  • Technical Specifications
  • Screen Size: 11-inch 2nd Gen
  • Model Numbers:
    • A2228 (Wi-Fi)
    • A2068, A2230 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ipad pro 11g2

iPad Air 11" 4th Generation

  • Released 2020
  • Technical Specifications
  • Screen Size: 11-inch 4th Gen
  • Model Numbers:
    • A2316 on iPad Air (4th generation)
    • A2324, A2325, A2072 on iPad Air (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
ipad pro 12.9g3

iPad Air 10.5" 3rd Generation

  • Released 2019
  • Technical Specifications
  • Screen Size: 10.5-inch 3rd Gen
  • Model Numbers:
    • A2152 on iPad Air (3rd generation)
    • A2123, A2153 on iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular
ipad pro 12.9g3

iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Generation

  • Released 2018
  • Technical Specifications
  • Screen Size: 12.9-inch 3rd Gen
  • Model Numbers:
    • A1876 (Wi-Fi)
    • A1895, A2014 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ipad pro 12.9g3

iPad Pro 11" 3rd Generation

  • Released 2018
  • Technical Specifications
  • Screen Size: 11-inch 1st Gen
  • Model Numbers:
    • A1980 (Wi-Fi)
    • A1934, A2013 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ipad pro 11

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Generation

ipad pro 12.9

iPad Pro 10.5" 2nd Generation

  • Released 2017
  • Technical Specifications
  • Screen Size: 10.5-inch 1st Gen
  • Model Numbers:
    • A1701 on the iPad Pro
    • A1709 on the iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular
ipad pro 10.5

iPad Pro 9.7" 1st Generation

  • Released 2015
  • Technical Specifications
  • Screen Size: 9.7-inch 1st Gen
  • Model Numbers:
    • A1673 (Wi-Fi)
    • A1674 or A1675 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

ipad pro 9.7

Photo Booth Stand for iPad Booth

Now that you have the correct iPad to run your photo booth with, you will want to get a high quality portable photo booth to use with it.

The Booth Masters Pic Station Mini is a versatile photo kiosk that supports all sizes of the iPad, so no matter what model you have, you can get a faceplate to mount it in.

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