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Old 03-28-2017, 10:07 AM
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Received an apple email about the "new iPad". Below what they are touting as new, they show a 9 and a 12 inch iPad Pro. Are those new / updated also?



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Old 03-28-2017, 10:31 AM
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I don't feel that the "new" iPad is really much of an upgrade from the Air 2.... the only difference is Apple added the A9 chip to the new one. *slow clap*


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Mostly it was a rename of the iPad Air to iPad.
MacWorld did a nice comparison: iPad Air 2 vs iPad Pro 9.7in comparison review - Macworld UK

Apple has a comparison of the current models: iPad - Compare Models - Apple



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Sorry that's not a comparison for the NEW iPad...


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We did a brief comparison when we posted the news last week: Apple unveils new upgraded entry-level 9.7” iPad, replacing iPad Air 2:

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Simply called “iPad,” the new device features some minor improvements over the iPad Air 2, including a brighter Retina display, an A9 chip instead of the older model’s A8 and a slightly larger battery. The front and back cameras are the same, but the new iPad is a bit thicker — 7.5mm to the iPad Air 2’s 6.1 mm — and seems to lose the older model’s dual microphones. The new iPad is currently available in 32 GB and 128GB capacities and starts at $329 — $70 cheaper than the iPad Air 2, which is no longer available on Apple’s website.
So you're right that it's basically an updated iPad Air 2, and although it's a step back in a couple of small ways, I think the price makes up for that. Also, considering that the "base" 9.7" iPad last got updated in 2014, it's fair to say that an update was overdue.

The iPad Pro models are still quite a ways ahead, but I think the key point here is that there really is a need for a modern entry-level iPad model — a lot of people really don't need what the iPad Pro has to offer.

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The new iPad is still far behind the 9.7” iPad Pro, which features better cameras on both sides, a faster A9X processor, a 256 GB storage capacity option, dual microphones, four-speaker audio and a wide color gamut and “True Tone” display. But with its 32 GB model priced at $599, the iPad Pro is nearly twice the price and not a whole lot faster, making the new iPad far more appealing for those who don’t need all the bells and whistles.
We should have a full review of the new iPad up sometime next week — I'm still waiting for it to arrive; it was supposed to get here today according to UPS, but now they're showing a delivery date of Friday.



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