I ordered a new iPad Pro several weeks ago and it’s been back ordered all that time. Now Apple has announced a new iPad Air which costs a lot less and also has pretty much everything the Pro does (that I care about) but doesn’t ship for another month. I’d have probably chosen a different device to buy if I’d known how this would be.
But, when I bought it I also got a pretty big discount on AirPods Pro which I’m enjoying and I think the iPad Pro vs Air cost difference is about the same as the AirPods discount. So it all works out I guess?
(Yes it’s price ratcheting and it’s annoying but whatever.)
Also the feature differences between the Air and Pro are enough that I don’t mind having them.
New Air looks like it might be a bit faster but honestly CPU speed isn’t the big driving factor for me on an iPad, as long as its fast enough for drawing and basic video stuff (and the iPad Pro is plenty fast).
Plus, FaceID is still a lot nicer than TouchID, at least on an iPad which I’m mostly using indoors and maskless.
I do wonder if the side TouchID button on the Air is a sign of things to come with the next iPhone. Or maybe they’ll finally borrow another thing from Google and put it on the back. The touch sensor placement is approximately the only thing I actually like about the Nexus 5X.
I also give entirely no fucks about Apple One or Fitness+.
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