Earlier today Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, wireless AirPods and a second-generation Apple Watch. The company even talked briefly about iOS 10, Apple Music, Pokémon Go, and a new Mario game, but something it failed to mention entirely was the iPad.
The iPad’s omission from today’s event isn’t all that surprising considering it – and the tablet market in general – has cooled considerably with the advent of large-screen smartphones. That said, Apple didn’t forget the iPad entirely as it quietly updated the tablet’s storage options and pricing.
Apple has killed off the 16GB and 64GB storage options for the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 2 and added 32GB and 128GB models where applicable. It’s a little complicated but… what you used to pay for the 16GB model is now the base price for the 32GB model and what you used to pay for a 64GB model now gets you 128GB.
What’s more, models that already had 128GB options are now $100 cheaper for the same amount of storage.
The new pricing is effective immediately when purchasing from Apple’s online store, through the App Store app and in person at Apple retail stores.