Apple doubles iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 storage, lowers iPad Pro prices

“While not announced onstage during Wednesday’s iPhone event, Apple has quietly updated its iPad lineup specifications with storage buffs for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4, and price drops for the top-of-the-line 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple is bumping the base storage capacity of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 up from to 32GB, while at the same time eliminating the 64GB option. Configuration options are now limited to 32GB and 128GB,” Campbell reports. “The change does not affect pricing, meaning customers get twice as much storage for their dollar.”

“Apple did, however, modify the price structure of its iPad Pro series. Only certain configurations benefit from the price drop, starting with a $50 reduction for both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular iterations of the 128GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The 256GB versions get a more substantial price cut of $100,” Campbell reports. “Apple’s largest slate, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, gets the same treatment as its smaller sibling.”

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  1. Me too! Ordering that jet black at midnight in a day, and can’t wait for a matching iPad Pro with that A10X. That is the best looking iPhone they’ve ever made, what a beauty. I’ve been silver since iPhone 5, and rose gold this generation, but am definetly going back to black for this one. TAKE MY MONEY!

  2. If they turn the Macs into a bunch of “Chromebook” style devices, it will destroy the entire point of their personal computer line. That in turn will leave a whole bunch of us professional computing types in the lurch.

  3. this apple non-event was extremely disappointing. i have been waiting for refreshed macbook pro’s. crickets. just a bit pissed off right now. is it time to consider switching to a different computing platform? i hope not but if apple continues to drag its collective ass on this, i may have to.

    there really no excuse for this anymore.

    1. The September event has never been the Mac event. It used to just be the iPod event, iPhones in June, and macs in either the spring or October. Stop rewriting history and complaining about things that’s aren’t supposed to happen at a given event. And before that, since you may not be old enough to remember, Macworld in January was the time when Apple announced new things. The schedule has changed over the last decade and for the last 5 years has been pretty standard:
      One small event in the spring, wwdc to announce new software, and two events in the fall: iPhones and iPods in September, macs and iPads in October. And occasionally, randomly, new macs are sometimes announced at wwdc if they’re ready. But, the last time that happened in 2013, the Mac Pro didn’t even ship until December. You’re complaining about things when there’s nothing to complain about.

      Should there be new macs? Yes. At the same time if you’ve bought a MacBook Pro in the last 2 years and it’s still working like wine you bought it (which is likely) does it do less than it did then? No. Is it slower? No. Should Apple announce new macs at the iPhone event? NO. Grow up.

      1. thank you very much for the arrogant reply (and you wonder why non-apple fans find it so easy to bash the apple fans). now please get off your high horse and stop making assumptions.

        my current macbook pro is now closing in on 4 years old. this is my work laptop and we are on a strict hardware update cycle and a strict fiscal budget timing. i am sorry that the world does not revolve around your perceived infinite wisdom and many in the real world are dependent on certain timing cycles for purchasing and hardware replacement.

        and one last thing, i have been using macs since 1987 – even had a few power computing clones at the US DOT in the mid 90’s until apple cleaned up their act. so stop assuming that everyone you reply to is some 12 year old noob because clearly you are no better. so take your reply and shove up your collective arse.

        1. Go fuck yourself. You made an asinine statement that was false and whiny. If you’ve been using macs since 1987 (1985 for me btw) you’re not going to suddenly switch to Windows because apples release cycle changed, and you can’t wait 3 more weeks. I also use a 2012 MacBook Pro that still works perfectly fine, has 16GB of ram and a raid 0 config for the ssd’ giving it 1/GB/s of transfer speed. It’s no slower, still runs 3 virtual machines with no problem, and is a workhorse. Computationally the newer chips aren’t significantly faster, so my comment remains: grow up.

          I wasn’t assuming you were 12, but you sure as hell answered like a whiny preteen, so if the shoe fits…. Have a nice day.

    2. An “APPLE NON-EVENT”?
      I always thought the iPhone, iOS and Watch, were APPLE PRODUCTS.

      Only you can determine that. But I would suggest you really take into your “…strict hardware update cycle and a strict fiscal budget timing.” directives. Unless of course your current setup is impeding your productivity/effectivity and thus your future, ditching the Mac would not only be more costly, (hardware, software, training), but if I were in charge, I would start questioning your ‘consideration’ in the first place.

  4. Good move. I’m going to buy one. If Apple releases “5” soon, the price for “4” will be lowered. Then, I’ll look for the 64GB version as a “certified refurb” for even less.

    My current “iPad” is a 5th gen iPod touch. 🙂

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