Not every updated product got as much attention as the new iPhones and perhaps the Watch Series 2 got. Major changes, concerning the iPads have happened, yet they barely got any airtime at Apple’s event.
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The changes don’t involve any element that are particularly polarizing and should be welcome by all. Storage options for the lineup are getting more acceptable, with the 16 GB entry-level model now making way for 32 GB model. As with the iPhones, Apple finally understands that such a low storage variant just doesn’t cut it now and has applied the move to every existing tablet.
The iPad mini 2 is now offered only in a single 32 GB configuration. Both the iPad Air 2 and mini 4 are offered in two configurations, 32 and 128 GB, which cost $399 and $499, respectively.
Also gone are the 64 GB versions, instead offering twice as much storage for the same price, meaning higher storage models have effectively seen price drops of $50 and $100 in 128 and 256 GB variants of the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.
No matter which way you put it, the tablets now offer more value for money than before.
We still have to wait a bit until Apple decides to update its non-Pro models, which haven’t been on the receiving end of Cupertino’s blessing for exactly a year now, but until that announcement, at least you are being treated to a better deal now.