So basically "Pro" is worth $100 more than "Air"

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  1. Ryand123 macrumors member

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    What's in a name? Would a rose gold iPad by any other name smell as sweet? In Apple's world, oh yes!

    Don't say the price hike is due to spec bumps because iPads have always had spec bumps--that's the reason you update them in the first place. The only thing new here is a price hike to accompany a spec bump. Oh Apple, what are we going to do with you?
     
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    Ummm, faster processor, better screen, Pencil support, 4 speakers... Its a little more than just a name.
     
  4. sracer macrumors 603

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    For the 128GB model, the difference is only $50 between 9.7 Pro and the old Air 2 pricing.
     
  5. Ryand123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you not read my post? I addressed that.
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    Did you not read my post? I addressed that.
     
  6. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    +1

    And the OP still feels that way...then get the Air2...
     
  7. Ryand123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you not read my post? I addressed that.
     
  8. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Here is a better question. Why do you think it's NOT worth the extra $100?
     
  9. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Pencil support (requiring an entire digitizer layer in the screen) and a smart connector are not merely spec bumps. Those are value-added features that some people may or may not want. For those that want them, the price hike (which also includes more base storage) is pretty well inconsequential. For those that don't want them, they just saw a price decrease for the Air.
     
  10. Ryand123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Because spec bumps shouldn't merit price hikes when 98 percent of what you will use an iPad for remain the same. It's been that way since the first upgrade. Until now. Apple is just getting greedy.
     
  11. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Yes but you are getting the Smart Connector for additional accessories as well as pencil support. I would not classify either of those as a "spec bump".
     
  12. family_guy macrumors newbie

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    Technically they just dropped the 16GB model which was always $499 and forced you into paying more for the HDD space.
     
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  14. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't really $100, it is closer to $250. It isn't possible to truly compare the price as the Air and the Pro aren't available in the same capacities. (air 2 16&64 vs Pro 32&128).
     
  15. hancox macrumors member

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    Using that logic, the price should have tripled between the 2 and the "new" ipad.

    In all honestly, Apple is in a catch-22 - their scheduled, predictable rollouts make them get criticized for "not innovating." When they change anything (like this pricing structure), they get criticized by people that planned on the rollout.
     

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