iPad Lineup

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bballers29, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. bballers29 macrumors newbie

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    Am I the only one who thinks that the current iPad lineup is illogical and that the current gap between the new iPad and Pro models should be addressed? I would think 9/10 customers would compare the two iPad models and notice that their differences are minimal. Factor in that the Pro costs almost two times as much as the regular iPad and it would seem that the regular iPad is an obvious choice for most consumers-- I know there are a lot of benefits with going with a Pro (more ram, better display, stereo speakers, etc.) but the average costumer won't necessarily appreciate these features.

    Wouldn't it make sense for Apple to drop the price of the current iPad Pro models or introduce a 32GB model Pro to maybe reach a $499 price point for people who are on the fence on which iPad to buy?
     
  2. PhoneMe1 Suspended

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    Yes, we sold both our launch day 10.5 pro's for $1400aud and picked up a 3 month old 2017 and new sealed 2018, both 32gb 4G for $570 all up. $830 back.
    Pro's were overkill for our uses so cashed in. Gave the money to our son in college in NZ.
     
  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I think that the regular iPad is supposed to be the obvious choice for most users. It's the "every man" iPad. The Pros are more niche devices, and those who decide that the want/need the extra features are willing to (over) pay for them.

    I'm sure that Apple has more research and data to help them plan their lineup and pricing than any of us do.
     
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    IMO the 12.9" Pro is very much worth paying the extra. Not too sure about the 10" though.
     
  5. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    Currently yes, it doesn't make much sense to buy an iPad Pro for most people but as soon as the X style iPad Pros are out people are going to be willing to pay extra for that feature along with better specs and better displays.
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Aren't their specs the same other than screen size?
     
  7. SoggyCheese Suspended

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    The screen size is the thing that makes it Pro IMO. Whether it’s dual-app mode in meetings or the huge amount of extra space when doing anything creative it makes a massive difference.
     
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    Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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    You’d think the lineup isn’t completely logical, but it actually makes much sense. There will always be a segment of buyers who only want “premium” or the best, no matter how marginally better that best might be.

    The 6th (and 5th) generation are already excellent. The Pros attempt to build on that, and add various functional and visual enhancements. But are they two and a half times the price better? In my opinion, for most people no. But for those willing to pay for perceived superiority, the extra cost is worth it. And much of that could be a sense of status. There’s much marketing psychology at play here, and it works.
     
  10. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    The $329 iPads were introduced to combat iPad sales decline. The Pro models are all about maximizing profit. What's the point of reducing Pro prices to $500-600 if it doesn't increase sales meaningfully anyway?
     
  11. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    If you put the iPad lineup next to the MacBook line up (current and previous), its basically the same. You have the iPad and iPad Pro vs MacBook and MBP. I purchased a MBP for the same reasons I purchased an iPad Pro. Time is money. If I don't want to be sitting at a computer waiting for it to render my work. The same with the iPad. When I open up an App on my iPad I don't want to be waiting all day for it to open. Battery life and performance is on point with the iPad Pro. I've played with both iPad and IPP side by side and you can see the difference especially with apps that require a lot of processing. The same can be said about the MBP.

    I've always scratched my head when it comes down to the price of Apple products. Then you have to take into account that they really come fully loaded with apps. iPad prices, like the MBP, have been fairly consistent. In 2000 Powerbook $2k vs 2018 MBP $2,500. Now on the iPad you can save your work to a folder. That folder supposedly can be access in the cloud. Its almost as if Apple has come full circle with their Apps. Before there was .Mac which had the P2P folder that you could access via web, and now you can put that same folder on your iOS devices. Prices are very consistent on the iPad. 1st Gen iPad price was based around the iPod Touch. Now the current iPad Pro prices are based around the MacBook and the iPads around the iPod touch. The more under the hood, they add on $100.

    This gen. we truly got to have Apple products that actually work flawlessly together. Occasionally I will use my older Mac thats running OSX 10.1 with the Apple Talk ( aka Airdrop) and its a longer process. First you hook up the Firewire or ethernet cable, then you go into each app to turn on Apple Talk, and then select the file you want to move. There is another step but Airdrop is a lot faster and less time consuming.
     

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