How do you know the iPad Air 2 has only 1GB of RAM?
the 16GB makes sense because a lot of companies buy iPad's for their employees for work proposes. These IPad will never be used to store Music or video's and will only have few apps on them. And cost is a factor when a company buys 200 iPads.
1 GB ram if true is good for me because that means my Air1 will last longer;-)
I guess one could follow up with the question why do people post garbage like the above given its still unknown what amount of RAM the Air 2 has, and why they must rehash in a new thread when there are already plenty of existing and current ones on the topic?
Nobody is going to be able to say with absolute certainty except for an Apple insider. But the pricing strategy is classic "good, better, best".We really don't know why Apple went with 16GB on the base models instead of 32GB. It being for profits is really just conjecture. It could very well be because of supply constraints on 32GB.
I had no idea that catering to spec whores was the new definition of innovation.
As someone with insider knowledge of a very large retailer, it's rarely that easy. It's probably a mixture of what we both said and then some.Nobody is going to be able to say with absolute certainty except for an Apple insider. But the pricing strategy is classic "good, better, best".
And the good, better, best strategy always starts with the good. The "good" model is priced the lowest to hook the consumer into the possibility that they can buy this thing. But it's also bad enough compared to the better and best models that they feel a strong urge to upgrade, once they've committed to buying.
The 16GB model is both good enough and bad enough. The 32GB model would be just a little too good. I believe in the context of the "good, better, best" pricing model that Apple's reasoning for doing this is as clear as day. I've actually suggested that they move in this direction since the iPad 3.
I really do think it's at least partially as simple as them being able to shave some additional costs off of their manufacturing by going with 16GB. They won't lose business by having that model as the entry point. They probably have reports from users who buy the 16GB because it's entry-level and relatively cheap. That, and the emphasis of cloud storage is quickly making the idea of large storage obsolete in its own little, weird way.As someone with insider knowledge of a very large retailer, it's rarely that easy. It's probably a mixture of what we both said and then some.