This Is The iPad We’ve Been Waiting For
The New iPad – A Bigger, Better Experience
If you’re like most people, your iPad is a Netflix machine that doubles as a social media wonderland and throws in a jukebox and an arcade. The new iPad is more so.
Tell me about the price! I will just let me say a few other things first.
First things first – it’s called the iPad. No numbers or fancy names like Air – like you’re buying basketball shoes. Just iPad. That’s what it is. It’s THE iPad.
The Air 2 was a skinny little thing at 6.1 mm thick and felt almost fragile when holding it. This iPad is an easier to hold 7.5 mm with rounded corners and a smooth (but not slick) back. Total size specs are 240×169.5×7.5mm, so it fits great in your hands and gives you a 9.7” screen. It weighs in at one pound, with an aluminium uni-body construction for durability.
You still have the Touch ID fingerprint sensor – and that’s getting bigger and bigger with payment options, such as Apple Pay in apps and websites.
Did We Say Screen?
The iPad has a shinier screen than the Air2 without the Air 2’s anti-reflective coating. It’s a whopping 25% brighter and superior for off-axis viewing. Can you say bolder, brighter picture with a vivid high-res Retina display? I thought you could. Enjoy that next Netflix binge even more.
Tell me about the price! I’ll get to it.
With a performance upgraded A9 chip (the Air 2 had an A8), the new iPad supports split screening with two apps at once – and other advanced features. It’s a bigger, better iPad experience.
Social Media Magician
The new iPad has an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.2 mp FaceTime HD camera, so you’re still in good hands, and you can shoot 1080p HD video.
So what do you do with all that imagery tech? You can edit all your imagery right on your iPad using Photos, iMovie, or even your favourite app. Lights, camera, action – ready for your Facebook and YouTube stardom.
Games and Music Aficionado
So with everything going on with the new iPad’s display, A9 chip, and iOS 10, your gaming experience will be that much upgraded too. And the iTunes store still has everything you need music-wise. You do have two speakers instead of the four that the Air 2 has, but they’re not the tiny little phone-like speakers that you see on some other tablets. You still have excellent sound quality as you play from your iTunes library or stream from Apple Music.
But what’s The BIG DEAL, Lucille?
Tell me about the price! Okay, okay – I’ll tell you about the price.
Everyone knows that you have to pay for quality and everyone knows that Apple means quality. The first iPads would run you $500 way back in the day. The Air 2 when it came out was $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 64GB model and $829 for the 128GB model suggested retail price.
Would you believe me if I told you that you could get the new 32GB iPad with WiFi – in Gold, Silver, or Space Gray – for just $329.99? What!? Only $329.99! About half as much as an iPad Pro. Believe it.
And the new 128GB iPad with WiFi in any of the same colours for just $429.99? Believe that too.
The new, upgraded iPad for only $329.99. Wow. Just, wow.
Should I Buy One?
Is this a trick question?
Seriously – If you have an Air 2 already, you can hang on to it for awhile and still be okay. If this is your first iPad, or you have an older model, now is the time for the new iPad. The price is a HUGE selling point – and this is upgraded Apple quality. And the $329.99 is almost impulse buy money.
So don’t run to the store – wouldn’t want you to trip and fall – but walk on into the store and get your new iPad. They’ll be selling like hotcakes, but you can’t watch Netflix on a hotcake.
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