Shouldn't the iPad Pro have been called the iPad Air 3 Plus?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Robinajax1, Oct 28, 2015.

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shouldn't the iPad Pro have been called iPad Air 3 Plus instead?

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  1. Robinajax1 macrumors member

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    Does someone has news on the ipad pro? I know apple still didnt confirmed date yet but is there more news?

    Btw in my opinion apple did not do a great job at naming the ipad pro the ipad pro... They should have called this one the iPad Air 3 Plus instead of ipad pro... Because there is nothing really "pro" on the new ipad... Do you guys agree with me? I am gonna but it anyways but i think this would have been a better way for apple to sell their new device...
     
  2. AceFernalld, Oct 28, 2015
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    The Air 3 Plus Super Pro II Xtreme

    Do you want to have an Air 3 Plus without a regular Air 3? Wouldn't make any sense at all.

    I'm also fairly tired of hearing everyone whine about Apple's use of Pro as a marketing term. Who are you to say "Oh, it doesn't have feature x, y, and z so it's not a Pro device!" It's subjective. Apple is categorizing a Pro machine the way they ALWAYS have (see Mac Pro and MacBook Pro which have been out for years) by making it larger and more powerful with better specs and I/O.

    Here are the advantages of the Pro over the Air 2:
    • Double the CPU/GPU power
    • Double the RAM
    • Faster storage controller
    • Improved display technology with stylus input
    • Smart Connector support for devices like the Smart Keyboard
    • 78% more screen real estate
    • Triple the sound output with automatically balancing dual sets of stereo speakers
    You really don't think this justifies the term Pro?
     
  3. sracer macrumors 603

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    Yes, it should've been called the iPad Plus to be consistent with the iPhone 6 and 6S. I contend that the reason for Apple choosing to use "Pro" was to squash speculation of a Surface Pro-like device being produced soon. Had they called this thing the iPad Plus, there would continue to be buzz about a possible Pro device.

    Now that the "Pro" is out, nobody is confused about what Apple's plan is and no one expecting a hybrid-Surface-like device any time soon.
     
  4. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Geesh, who cares.

    All these names are marginally stupid: Macbook, Macbook Pro, i this i that. At least they are consistent.

    But I like this thread. Start complaining now. Get a head start. Build momentum.
     
  5. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    There's a reason Phil Schiller makes the big bucks as Apple's marketing chief and......you don't. Lol iPad Air 3 Plus sounds just horrendous, putting aside the fact that there's no non-plus version of the iPad Air 3 to begin with.
     
  6. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    iSlab
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    ... those names failed to make it to the side of the box, as did iPad 3 Plus.

    You will have to live with that.
     
  7. maxsix Suspended

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    I don't get attached to product names. Ever.

    The Apple gear I buy is to use, enjoy, and give away when I'm ready to upgrade. I don't care what it's called.

    Once in a while I will sell my iPhone to Gazelle if everyone else has one, but that's rare.
     
  8. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    I would like to have iPad air 3 pro xxab126 version 8b 164
     
  9. Badrottie Suspended

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    iPad Pro is for business or hardcore enterprise user!
     
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  11. Jleroy, Nov 9, 2015
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  13. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    At least they have gotten away from the very Microsoftian - "The new iPad with retina display".
     
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  15. makotoisle macrumors 6502

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    It's to mimic the way MacBooks are marketeted, I imagine because they are positioning iPads as computer replacements rather than larger iPhones.

    You have the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. The iPad Air and the iPad Pro. If they were to mimic the iPhone it would be the iPad and the iPad Plus, not the iPad Air and iPad Air Plus. Though again, I think they want people to associate iPads with their computer line and not as just big phones.
     

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