All iPads This is the year of the iPhone

stonyboys

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This is just a theory I have regarding what apple is trying to do with their updates. I'm 100% sure apple knows right now what they are releasing in 2015, and have known for awhile. I think they purposely stagger the "good" updates for the iPad and iPhone.

Since they started releasing them in the same period:

iPhone 5: huge update
iPad 4: incremental update

5s: incremental update
iPad Air: huge update

6/6+: huge update
Air 2: incremental

Next year we will see the incremental 6s. I think that's when they're going to release something big for the iPad. I have no idea what it is, but it's gonna be big. Does anybody else think so?
 

Closingracer

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This is the year of the iPhone

This is just a theory I have regarding what apple is trying to do with their updates. I'm 100% sure apple knows right now what they are releasing in 2015, and have known for awhile. I think they purposely stagger the "good" updates for the iPad and iPhone.



Since they started releasing them in the same period:



iPhone 5: huge update

iPad 4: incremental update



5s: incremental update

iPad Air: huge update



6/6+: huge update

Air 2: incremental



Next year we will see the incremental 6s. I think that's when they're going to release something big for the iPad. I have no idea what it is, but it's gonna be big. Does anybody else think so?

I honestly would argue the air 2 is a huge update and the air 1 as incremental imo. The supposed 3 core cpu and 2gb of ram is a big deal imo

I see the air 3 incremental and a major upgrade relative to the iPad mini 4 ( a8x or perhaps on par again with the bigger sibling )
 

Eileen89

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I disagree and feel that the 2GB of RAM alone on the Air 2 make it a huge update. IMHO, the Air 2 is what the original Air should have been.
 

LFCYNWA

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To the general public I agree. Those of us who know about specs may feel the 2 is a big update but to the common consumer it isn't.

Next year will be all about the iPad. Spring will be for the pro. Fall will be for the redesign similar to the iPhone 6.
 

Closingracer

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To the general public I agree. Those of us who know about specs may feel the 2 is a big update but to the common consumer it isn't.



Next year will be all about the iPad. Spring will be for the pro. Fall will be for the redesign similar to the iPhone 6.

I'll still say the iPad air 3 will be small update
 

Lucifer666

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The year of the iPhone, right.

So I take it your not buying a new iPad
 
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donnaw

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To the general public I agree. Those of us who know about specs may feel the 2 is a big update but to the common consumer it isn't.

Next year will be all about the iPad. Spring will be for the pro. Fall will be for the redesign similar to the iPhone 6.
Page common consumer knows more than you give them credit for. Even regular folks know to research the web. They look at Amazon if nothing else. And they do understand 'more RAM' and know that's a good thing.

This years iPad update is huge. Software follows hardware. Can't write richer apps without the hardware to use it. Can't beef up the OS without the hardware.

I think Apple is positioning the iPad to take off into the desktop class arena. IBM coloberation. Plus the consumer market for tablets is saturated and the completion is heavy. The only area for growth is enterprise and the iPad OS and hardware was just not there.

2015 - look for more iPad-Centric OS updates. 2020 - look for a hybrid tablet OS that provides true handoff where you can actually take a document generated on your desktop and edit it on your tablet and NOT lose anything.

Unless Apple is going in this direction I don't see why they updated the iPad internals with such a jump in processor capabilities. As a pure consumption device an additional 1g of RAM would have been sufficient.
 
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