Lol a precedent? That was years ago and the 3rd gen iPad was a complete cluster and wasn’t really an upgrade from gen 2.
Yes, it is a precedent. Not to mention the mid-2018 MacBook 15 silent upgrade cluster (with new video card options added 3 months later in November).
The iPad 3rd gen was actually the first iPad to have the Retina display, not the 4th gen, but it was underpowered. The 4th gen was the unexpected upgrade that pissed everyone off because it came only 6 months later and had improved battery life. I should know, because I owned the 3rd gen iPad
It really wasn’t. It was a terrible decision to put the the insides of the iPad Air 2 into the iPad Air 3 and give it a Retina display. It made the overall
Performance terrible and is exactly why Apple ditched it and released the iPad 4 that same year.
So when precedence is discussed; this doesn’t really apply. The iPad Air 3 was a rare misstep by Apple where an upgraded product delivered worse performance than the previous model. In reality, the iPad 4 was really the upgrade to the iPad 2.
So again, Apple doesn’t ever do this and while anything is possible I don’t see Apple alienating the people that purchased the 2020 Pro model by releasing a better 2020 model just a few months later.
It’s looking like the Pro will be the 12.9 and the 11” will just be the air
You can’t count MacBooks. There always has and always will be spec upgrades for laptops and desktops.
And what you are describing is why Apple most likely won’t release another iPad Pro 12.9 in 2020.
I agree -- we are most likely not going to see an update to the iPad Pro in 2020. However, I believe this is because of the pandemic, because all of the rumors prior to March pointed to a mini-LED update to the iPad Pros in late 2020. So, in an alternate world, there would have been two updates this year.
The Pro update was pretty measly. What was it an extra core and lidar? I don't see that holding back a release early 2021 or even later this year if they can.I just find it hard to believe that Apple is going to release another Pro model in the same calendar year. I just don’t see it happening.
Well, it’s just a blind guess on my part so it’s probably not even something that Apple has planed.That’s too bad; I was going to buy an 11” when they updated it with the 14X. Not everyone wants a 12.9” model, it’s simply too big for some who travel light with other devices. They should stick to the same segmentation as they do with the phones, having “Pro” and “Pro Max” options...
I hope you’re right if that’s the case (even though it would be sad to see the smaller iPad Pro go away). If the 12.9” could run Mac apps (not a stretch now that MacOS will be on Arm), I’d gladly get rid of my 12” MacBook and use only the Pro with a Smart Keyboard, even though it’s slightly heavier.Well, it’s just a blind guess on my part so it’s probably not even something that Apple has planed.
But ...if that does turn out to be the case, I would imagine it has to do with the future of iPadOS for the iPad Pro and possible addition of Mac capabilities to the 12.9 that would require the real estate. That’s my guess.
The iPad 3 really wasn’t an upgrade to the 2
It was. The Retina screen was a VERY big upgrade, which made for example me purchase the 3 while I already had both the 1 and the 2.
Much more so than with the iPhone 3GS -> 4 update - after all, iPads are meant for a lot more frequent use (for example for reading) than phones.
No way the iPad 3 was a bigger update than the 3GS to 4. The 4 was a 100% completely different design and different materials used. It remains one of the lost iconic designs Apple ever introduced.
You can go ahead with your iPad 3 being a VERY big update. I just VERY much disagree. It added a retina screen with very little performance improvement. The iPhone 4 changed everything about how phone’s were designed and is still one of Apple’s greatest design achievements.
Dunno don't think they will update just the one ipad with mini led..“12.9” is quoted. No mention of “11”. Will Apple abandon the iPad Pro 11-inch, in favor of offering the similar iPad Air 10.9? There are rumors Apple is working to significantly improve the Magic Keyboard experience but only the 12.9-inch size.