People it's now $150 to upgrade iPads to more storage!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Shirtin, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Shirtin macrumors member

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    I am sick of seeing people argue in threads saying it's only $100 more to upgrade storage....

    I thought people in this forum are smarter than this....
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Apparently we aren't. Thanks for educating us.
     
  3. MaulRx Suspended

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    Where's a "The More You Know" gif when you need one?
     
  4. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    Umm...while yes your right but your also quadrupling your storage not doubling it...so there is that. Assuming your talking about the Pro Line.
     
  5. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Its actually Not a 64GB iPad Air 2 is only $499. Now if you want to be a Boss and flaunt your status symbol iPad Pro 9.7
    its 32GB less but you get
    -better battery life
    -a crazy fast device A9X CPU which is faster than some Core i5's
    -the best display on the market 500 nits brightest ever
    - 25% better colors
    - reduced glare
    - Apple Pencil support
    - smart keyboard
    - 2GB DDR4 RAM
    - Amazing Audio in a portable device
    - The best WiFi
    and more

    So for me the Trade offs are worth it its actually a huge upgrade. I paid $529 thats for 32GB iPad Pro 9.7 that just $30 bucks more than what everyone loved a 16GB iPad Air 2 just a year ago for all these improvements and 16GB's more all for just $30 more. So I got all the improvments above and 16GB free for $30 bucks thats not even lunch at Cheesecake Factory.

    You need to Shop around more.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    tmyk.gif
     
  7. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    And I'm sick of people creating new threads for no reason whatsoever when a similar thread already exist. SMH
     
  8. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Some of the items on your list are rather dubious at best. 2GB of RAM is actually not an upgrade at all over the Air 2. It should have 4GB. 25% better colors? Quantify that. Smart Keyboard? OK. Amazing audio? I guess the speakers are an upgrade but...??? The best Wifi? The wifi in my Air 1 works perfectly awesome. reduced glare? Again - does real world use benefit from this? Crazy fast? Any later-model iPad is pretty fast. "and more". Like what? LOL :D

    Just saying.... ;)
     
  9. d0minick macrumors 6502

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    Everyone complains about the 2GB ram but nobody has explained what the extra 2GB gets you. All i've heard is the opposite, the extra 2GB is to push the 12.9's screen. I think the 2GB is a moot point.
     
  10. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    no...
    It isn't faster than any i5! Where on earth are you getting this?
    In what way is this the 'brightest ever'? And how is it 'the best display on the market' when there are AMOLED displays which are better in nearly every way?
    Right....whatever that means...
    A bunch of accessories which cost hundreds of dollars...
    The same RAM as the nearly 2 year old Air 2...
    Well that's your opinion...it really isn't anything 'amazing'...
    In what way is it 'the best'? It's a minuscule improvement if it even actually exists in the first place...
    When you run out of things to say and just put 'and more'.
     
  11. Shirtin thread starter macrumors member

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    Keep praising Apple and we could see another price increase for the iPad Pro 2 9.7" to $699
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    It was $300 ($2.68/GB) to go from 16GB to 128GB (112GB, iPad 4 and Air), $200 ($1.78/GB) to go from 16GB to 128GB (112GB, iPad Air 2) and now it's $300 ($1.34/GB) to go from 32GB to 256GB (224GB, iPad Pro). Seems to be getting cheaper to me.
     
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    But, but but.... you can make BIGGER PICTURES in Procreate!!!

    /sarcasm off
     
  14. family_guy macrumors newbie

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    Seems like a standard upgrade to me. Did cost of materials really go up that much or did Apple jack up the price because iPad sales are down so they needed to increase their per unit profit margin?
     
  15. Shirtin thread starter macrumors member

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    And meanwhile SSD prices are going down also 1000GB for $283 (Evo 850) when it used to cost $500 just a year ago.
     
  16. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    LPDDR4 RAM is up to twice as fast as the LPDDR3 RAM in the Air 2. So, yes, it's an upgrade. The number of GB is not the sole indication of upgrade or worth; computer chips are simply more complex than that
     
  17. MaulRx Suspended

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    I'll take the flash over the extra ram any day. Finally an iPad worth taking photos on
     
  18. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    Well, most people wouldn't...
     
  19. applesith macrumors 68030

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    True, I'm sure Apples looks for reactions on MR when determining pricing.

    You really need to get a grip.
     
  20. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    We are ... on my way out the door to pick up a spanking new 9.7" Space Grey, 128GB, WiFi with cellular iPad Pro complete with an Apple Pencil and a Charcoal Silicone case ... with tax thats $1,578 CDN.

    So you can continue whining while I'm out - cause I'll be too busy setting up, when I return, to read anymore of your complaints.
     
  21. MaulRx Suspended

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    Most people won't even know how much RAM their iPad has, but they will notice they can take better low light photos. Outside of whiners here who want to justify not buying something, probably because they can't afford it in the first place, nobody cares. People buy Apple products to do what they want\need it to do specifically not for imaginary situations where they might need something it doesn't have.

    If price is a concern there is always Windows and android. Let the rest of us blow our hard earned money and be happy.
     
  22. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    Bingo, enjoy despite the trolls
     
  23. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I know. However, do consider that back when NAND cost $0.50-1/GB, Apple was charging $3-6.25/GB on storage upgrades.

    I've actually spent thousands of dollars over the years on Android and Windows tablets and smartphones trying to replace my iPhone and iPad. The Android and Windows stuff are sitting in a drawer somewhere while the iPhone and iPad gets used daily. So personally, value for money, the iPhone/iPad wins for me.
     
  24. wolfedude88 macrumors regular

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    While I agree this is better than the air 2 in about every way, but it doesn't make sense to raise the base price $100.

    Every time a new ipad or iphone comes out the specs are always better across the board.
     
  25. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Did Apple ever have increased the price of the same model year afterward, or you're just talking out of your ass?
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    The Air 3 will be better than Air 2 and retain the price if Apple won't kill the line.
     

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