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Should Apple ditch Space Grey for Matte Black?

nikkisharif

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I'm curious to see how many people were disappointed that Apple didn't announce a Matte Black iPad. Tell us your thoughts?

I, for one, am over Space Grey. I have it on my iPad Mini 2 & only chose it because it has a black screen. I've been in the market for a new iPad for a while but I'm not particularly in love with any of them. I think Matte Black would have made me run out and purchase one.
 

cwbcpa

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I prefer the matte black myself. I'd jump on the matte black iPad too. I like my matte black 7 Plus.
 

Garz

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The biggest disappointment is them not announcing color but not announcing any new iPad Pro's.
 

nikkisharif

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All my devices are in cases anyway so it really doesn't matter to me.

I don't use a case for my iPads, just a Smart Cover. When I travel with them I have pouches to keep them in.

The biggest disappointment is them not announcing color but not announcing any new iPad Pro's.

I partially agree. They definitely could have announced a new Pro but I would have been extremely underwhelmed by yet another Space Grey option.
 

Lee_Bo

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I don't use a case for my iPads, just a Smart Cover. When I travel with them I have pouches to keep them in.

Mine has smart cover and silicone case. Yep, Apple suckered me for an additional $69.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 

worldspy99

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I have an old iPad 2 in a Black case and a newer iPad Air 2 in a gold case. I'm a bit ambivalent about the device color.

I think Apple realizes that they need a lower price entry level tablet which is what the new iPad does.

As far as iPad Pro is concerned, Apple still has a long way to go before they can convince companies and individuals to ditch their laptops in droves.

I still think that the tablet form factor is a great media consumption device especially on the go.
 

worldspy99

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Mine has smart cover and silicone case. Yep, Apple suckered me for an additional $69.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I did that with the first iPad 2 including custom engraving.

Since then I have become a lot wiser. A couple of coupon codes and $10 later, my newer iPad Air 2 is just as well protected as the original iPad 2 and has a tempered glass screen protector to boot.

I learnt a long time ago not to spend extra money on accessories from the OEM. Great aftermarket stuff works just as well and is made to the same standards/materials as the OEM.
 

Lee_Bo

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I learnt a long time ago not to spend extra money on accessories from the OEM. Great aftermarket stuff works just as well and is made to the same standards/materials as the OEM.

You are 100% correct. However, I'm at a point in my life where I'll splurge some. :)
 

tcuprof

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I use the smart keyboard and no case and would definitely have selected matte black if it had been an option when I bought my iPad Pro.
 

Just_Me_D

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I'm curious to see how many people were disappointed that Apple didn't announce a Matte Black iPad. Tell us your thoughts?

I, for one, am over Space Grey. I have it on my iPad Mini 2 & only chose it because it has a black screen. I've been in the market for a new iPad for a while but I'm not particularly in love with any of them. I think Matte Black would have made me run out and purchase one.

I'm not disappointed, but then again, I wasn't expecting anything significant. Would I like to see an matte black iPad/iPad Pro? Definitely. Should Apple ditch the space grey color in favor of the matte black? Nah. They should make them in both colors, in my opinion.
 

nikkisharif

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I'm not disappointed, but then again, I wasn't expecting anything significant. Would I like to see an matte black iPad/iPad Pro? Definitely. Should Apple ditch the space grey color in favor of the matte black? Nah. They should them in both colors, in my opinion.

Adding the Matte Black would be nice. Then those of us that like the black screens will have a choice
 

metalchick719

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Hmm... To be honest, I prefer space gray to matte black. I have a space gray iPad mini 2. I wish they would have kept that color for the iPhone. I like the space gray back better, though I do also like the matte black.
 

Sherry_B

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I'm disappointed that they're not offering a Rose Gold option. If they had, I would of jumped on it.
 

nikkisharif

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I'm disappointed that they're not offering a Rose Gold option. If they had, I would of jumped on it.

I guess I'm just a white screen hater My first iPad 3 was white & I loved it for a little while then I got sick of it. I have a Space grey mini 2 & while I'm not fond of the space grey, I absolutely love the black screen🤷🏾*♀️
 

imwjl

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The biggest disappointment is them not announcing color but not announcing any new iPad Pro's.

I like the idea of an updated cheaper iPad. iPad Pro is far more a niche or not as useful as a laptop like 12" MacBook and it's expensive for someone in my seat who buys iPads a few or a dozen at a time.

I have no dislike for the Pro but for many it just can't replace a laptop. For sure my circle of IT and engineering associates need a laptop but I have users who do finance who also prefer a laptop.

One of our retail systems vendors has two tablets in their solution. Only one's an iPad. They've said two would be an iPad if they were cheaper. My guess is the iPad Pro fans got passed by here for solutions like that and the many families who will consider a less expensive tablet.

On color? I'm close to indifferent. I resisted black, now I like it. Last night I liked my son's grey phone. Not sure about a red tablet but it would match the white faces I like for iPads. For some reason I've always liked iPads with the white border most.

Pencil with a less expensive device would get my attention. I'm looking at more Office 365 spots on shop and retail floor. Both Surface and iPad Pro are expensive compared to some business class laptops.

:)
 

Matty

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I'm curious to see how many people were disappointed that Apple didn't announce a Matte Black iPad. Tell us your thoughts?

I, for one, am over Space Grey. I have it on my iPad Mini 2 & only chose it because it has a black screen. I've been in the market for a new iPad for a while but I'm not particularly in love with any of them. I think Matte Black would have made me run out and purchase one.
I would definitely agree about the Space Gray. It does feel a little old at this point and switching it to 'Matte Black ' might be just the thing Apple needs. the Matte Black seems to be trending at this stage with Apple products and hopefully Apple can capitalise on this.

It's not that the colour looks bad, it's just been there for a long time and becomes boring having the same thing. Even the Product RED has a Matte finish. :)