As mentioned before, I am not a big “tech-person”. But as a creator, some things need to be digital- this includes planning and sketching projects. I love developing ideas on paper in my sketchbook, but using an iPad, or tablet, makes a different creative experience. I can experiment with colors and textures easily with layers in a design app and create with various tools.
I like to use the free drawing app, Sketchbook, for developing designs. I also like to use Snapseed, a free photo editing app, to fix up images of my artwork.
The price of Apple products are steep, so take the time to consider if you really need one and research buying them secondhand or refurbished.