9 comments

  • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, 1 month ago

    Finally the representation left handers have been wanting this whole time. #killrighty

    4 points
  • Florian GrauFlorian Grau, 1 month ago

    Wow, I imagined they would get rid of that stupid "Air" branding, both in the iPad and the Macbook line. Guessed wrong.

    But I don't get, who it is for: Is there really a big enough market between the iPad and the iPad Pro? I owned the older 10.5 iPad Pro and now own the 9.7 iPad - to me the difference was negligible. Sure, the hardware was slightly nicer, but the iPad's limiting factor is iOS and I have absolutely no complaints about how iOS performs on my iPad 9.7.

    So if the hardware is the main differentiating factor ... Apple imagines there are people, who value a slim profile and a display that much, that they wouldn't buy an iPad, but also wouldn't buy an iPad Pro, because it was too expensive? And for those people they now finally have the perfect offering? I really cannot imagine this niche exists.

    0 points
    • D. M., 1 month ago

      This update was basically done to give the rest of the iPad lineup Apple pencil support. Small, meaningless upgrades are pretty par for the course for Apple by now.

      0 points
      • Florian GrauFlorian Grau, 1 month ago

        I thought, except for the Mini every iPad already had pencil support?

        0 points
        • D. M., 1 month ago

          I don't think the iPad Air had it? This makes me think the iPad lineup is a big seller for Apple – even in 2019.

          0 points
  • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, 1 month ago

    I would be keen on the iPad mini plus Apple Pencil, but I jus upgraded to the new pro and new pencil... mini is a lovely form factor for illustrations on the go...

    0 points
  • n keylen keyle, 1 month ago

    Fine I will be that guy again... The pricing in Australia is just nuts. 600 bucks for the most basic model. They keep raising prices and claiming they have breakthrough prices. Get out.

    0 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 1 month ago

    strangely low-key product release for apple.

    0 points
  • Waldy Przybyslawski, 1 month ago

    Remind me when iOS is an actual worthy laptop replacement, and I'll care :)

    -3 points