If minor updates are your thing, Apple have updated their iPad Air 2 model however not to an iPad Air 3 to a new name … iPad. Yep, can’t see that getting confusing.
Being the non-Pro iPad means this will literally be a spec bump, though their are a few design changes some will find welcome, including a no longer protruding Camera sensor which was pretty distracting on previous iPads, and remains on the yet to be updated Pro models.
Other than that, the iPad (2017) is generally just a spec bump, gone from A8X to A9 processor inside, which is faster but not significantly, though what we are interested in is that the iPad (2017 is actually slightly cheaper than the Air 2 it replaces which is great, starting at £339, and now doesn’t start at 16GB, but comes in the new usual 32GB and 128GB flavours, with Cellular options for both.
Full pricing: 32GB WiFi is £339, 128GB WiFi is £429, Cellular models are an extra £130.
Other minor differences include the 6S Cameras instead of 6, slightly lighter at 469 grams, but of course even with A9 retains that iPad 10 hour battery life. It remains to be seen whether existing iPad Air 2 cases will fit the iPad (2017).
Like the new PRODUCT RED iPhone 7, the new iPad (2017) will be available this coming Friday 24th and should be a very welcome update to the line.