“Are you ready to experience the iPad Pro, or is the costs putting you off exploring this strange new world of large-form tablets?” Ewan Spence writes for Forbes. “It will cost well over $1,000 for the entry-level 32 GB version of the super sized tablet, the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. Equipping yourself up with an iPad Pro is not an easy financial choice to make.”
“Apple does offer you an option for a third-party finance deal to pay up over eighteen months, but that’s no different that popping the tablet on your credit card,” Spence writes. “And why would Apple push customers to take up another company’s financing when Cupertino already has a workable option on the table, or did it forget the iPhone Upgrade Program?”
Spence writes, “Why not do the same with the iPad Pro?”
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MacDailyNews Take: The problem is the iPad replacement cycle. It’s lengthy. And, importantly, it retards progress because developers can’t make their apps the best they can be because they’re trying to ensure an old iPad 2 can still run them.
An iPad Upgrade Program would dramatically shorten the iPad replacement cycle, which would lead to better, more capable apps, which would lead to even more iPad sales. What’s not to like?