1. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Who's picking one up or do you feel Apple should have just stayed with the Pro?
    Last edited by nikkisharif; 03-22-2017 at 09:40 AM.
    03-22-2017 09:04 AM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    @Just_Me_D Can we get a new page for the New iPad?
    03-22-2017 09:40 AM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    IMHO, if Apple can keep developing more gadgets for me to buy, then I think they should go for it.

    However, with that being said, my Pro still probably does more than I'm asking of it so I'm going to stay with it a while longer.
    03-22-2017 09:51 AM
  4. Ziich47's Avatar
    I actually like the new iPad. It's cheap yet still moderately powerful. I would just use it for content consumption. Especially for almost half the price of the pro?
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    03-22-2017 10:41 AM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    Bought an iPad Air 2 128GB version at Christmas time 2016 for $399.

    Original iPad 2 is still chugging along after 5 years.

    I see no reason to upgrade.

    I'm biased towards Windows laptops for work due to specific software applications that aren't available on iOS or Macs for that matter. I supported Eve V on Indiegogo to replace my aging Surface Pro 3.
    03-22-2017 10:53 AM
  6. ry189's Avatar
    I have an iPad Air 2 and the new iPad is pretty much same except the display and size, and processor. The cheaper iPad doesn't have laminated display, AR coating, and weighs (negligbly) more and is thicker.

    I'm waiting for bezelless iPad pro (if they will release it this year) for upgrade but nonetheless the new iPad is a great entry point for those who don't have a tablet.
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    03-22-2017 11:32 AM
  7. Snipperdo17's Avatar
    Is this the new update? There's not going to be a new iPad? I've been waiting for them to release something new to upgrade my iPad Air 2 but this new iPad is basically the same exact thing
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    03-22-2017 12:53 PM
  8. MizWylie's Avatar
    Is this the new update? There's not going to be a new iPad? I've been waiting for them to release something new to upgrade my iPad Air 2 but this new iPad is basically the same exact thing
    I was doing the same. Maybe if they'd upgraded the camera I'd be on board, but I think I'll wait and just upgrade to a Pro 9.7" when the opportunity arises.
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    03-22-2017 02:10 PM
  9. selovell's Avatar
    I like that Apple consolidated the (non Pro) iPad lineup with the new "iPad". It is a good entry-level device for people that do not need the features of the iPad Pro models.

    My wife has an iPad Air and this will be a perfect replacement. She uses it for social media, watching video on airplanes and at home when the does not want to be in front of the iMac. The features of the new iPad are an upgrade from her iPad Air. If she had an iPad Air 2, not sure it would be worth it.
    03-22-2017 02:12 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    @Just_Me_D Can we get a new page for the New iPad?
    Yes we can...
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    03-22-2017 03:27 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Yes we can...
    Cool...Thanks
    03-22-2017 03:28 PM
  12. Breuklen's Avatar
    I'm waiting till after the 10th Anniversary iPhone to make up my mind. I doubt a new 10.5" iPad, but just in case...
    03-22-2017 09:02 PM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Is this the new update? There's not going to be a new iPad? I've been waiting for them to release something new to upgrade my iPad Air 2 but this new iPad is basically the same exact thing
    Actually the screen construction is worse than the Air2 and is similar to the original iPad Air.
    kcox52692 likes this.
    03-22-2017 09:39 PM
  14. Matty's Avatar
    Who's picking one up or do you feel Apple should have just stayed with the Pro?
    I think the iPad 9.7" definitely deserves a spot in the iPad lineup. Apple normally targets the premium market and with this iPad in the line up, It makes it a little more affordable. Could potentially allow for more customers

    The only thing I'm not too happy about is the front facing camera. In 2017 we really should not be seeing devices with 1.2-megapixel cameras. Thats a little embarrassing.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    03-23-2017 07:18 AM
  15. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I think it's good for Apple to offer iPads at different levels of cost. Having a "lower cost" iPad available helps people who normally would not want to spend so much on a tablet.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    03-23-2017 08:32 AM
  16. njlx2016's Avatar
    The lack of a laminated display is a deal breaker for me. My 1st gen iPad Air ended up getting dust underneath the glass near the volume buttons.
    kcox52692 likes this.
    03-23-2017 10:56 AM
  17. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I think the iPad 9.7" definitely deserves a spot in the iPad lineup. Apple normally targets the premium market and with this iPad in the line up, It makes it a little more affordable. Could potentially allow for more customers

    The only thing I'm not too happy about is the front facing camera. In 2017 we really should not be seeing devices with 1.2-megapixel cameras. Thats a little embarrassing.
    Totally agree!!!!
    Matty and kcox52692 like this.
    03-23-2017 08:16 PM
  18. LCW's Avatar
    Thinking about getting one... Apple Store app is "shut down" right now...
    nikkisharif likes this.
    03-24-2017 09:44 AM
  19. mogelijk's Avatar
    I'm thinking about it. I have an original Air and only 32GB, I really need more space and the processor bump would help.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    03-24-2017 11:03 AM
  20. trido#AC's Avatar
    Ordered from Best Buy also got 150 dollars trade in for ipad 2 mini.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    03-25-2017 08:44 AM
  21. mogelijk's Avatar
    I got mine yesterday and am very happy with it, so far.
    blaine07 and nikkisharif like this.
    03-31-2017 09:17 AM
  22. Ziich47's Avatar
    Originally got the gold 32gb on the 29 but swapped it out for the 128 space gray when it became available.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    04-01-2017 04:26 PM
  23. LCW's Avatar
    I got mine yesterday and am very happy with it, so far.
    Does the non-laminated screen bother you?
    04-01-2017 05:25 PM
  24. mogelijk's Avatar
    Does the non-laminated screen bother you?
    Not at all. Of course, coming from an iPad Air, I'm used to not having it. If you look hard, you can tell but it isn't something most people would notice in day to day usage. The bigger factor (again, which I did not have on my Air) for some people will be the lack of non-reflective coating. It doesn't bother me much since I typically use my tablet at home but I'm thinking I'll add a screen protector with the coating (and, obviously, to protect the screen from scratches).

    The screen really looks good. I actually compared the screen to the iPad Pro, while I was at the Apple Store. Obviously the Pro has some big advantages; the wider color gamut, true color display, lamination and anti-reflective coating. But, even under the bright lights at the Apple Store, the iPad's screen still looked quite good, the difference wasn't as large as you would have expected given the advantages of the Pro screen.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    04-01-2017 06:13 PM
  25. robertk328's Avatar
    Not me, just got an iPad Air 2 in February to replace my original iPad mini
    kcox52692 and nikkisharif like this.
    04-01-2017 06:16 PM
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