29 comments

  • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, over 4 years ago

    Wait... how? Imgur

    17 points
  • James Young, over 4 years ago

    Sweet, it's like an iPad but a slightly different size.

    Courage.

    16 points
  • Drasius mDrasius m, over 4 years ago

    Reminds me of New

    12 points
  • Max LindMax Lind, over 4 years ago

    I think the bigger point here that a lot of pundits are missing out on is the fact that this particular iPad is really geared to compete in the Education market. Chromebooks have picked up major steam in a segment Apple has been traditionally known to hold well.

    ...and with the eventual shipment of the rumored 10.5-Inch bezzel-less iPad (2018?), Apple's typical 'good, better, best' will be fully in tow.

    6 points
    • Jrtorrents Dorman , over 4 years ago

      Or they release a low cost iPad to counter the ever declining iPad sales.

      2 points
      • Max LindMax Lind, over 4 years ago

        Maybe...? Both those ideas could go hand in hand too. The numbers are all relative, especially to the massive amount of iPhones sold, but iPads did see a little uptick in Q1 2017.

        Maybe the other important talking point here is that the tablet market as it looks today is being redefined. Walt Mossberg had some interesting points on hardware and specifically software in a recent article, Mossberg: The PC is being redefined

        0 points
        • Jrtorrents Dorman , over 4 years ago

          It could be but Apple already has an education program, if they were targeting that sector of the market their marketing material would have hinted as such.

          It's not just the ipad though, the whole tablet market (even android) is having lucklustre sales, which is why everyone (including Microsoft, Samsung, Google ) is going for the tablet/laptop hybrid.

          .. Mossberg is a bit of an Apple fanboy, he's the last person I'll go to for objective analysis about Apple products. The last line of hos post of oozing Apply fanboysm; " ...And it feels like an opportunity only Apple can seize."

          0 points
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 4 years ago

    Anyone else getting glitchy blur effect on Chrome?

    Blurring buggy

    3 points
  • Teemu Paananen, over 4 years ago

    Personally I'm not getting this at all. Nothing exciting and old tech. But I loved the design of the page, thought it was worth posting.

    3 points
  • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, over 4 years ago

    Oh wow. Such newness. Many changes. Always revolutionary.

    3 points
    • Account deleted over 4 years ago

      So what did you expect them to do to the ipad?

      1 point
      • Marek LMarek L, over 4 years ago

        More RAM & more battery life for example ...

        1 point
        • Account deleted over 4 years ago

          And how is that new and revolutionary? What im trying to get at is maybe there is a need for incremental change in some products. What did he expect the new ipad would have an ar headset fleshlight built in or something?

          5 points
      • John PJohn P, over 4 years ago

        Nothing, dedicate resource to something useful for a change.

        1 point
      • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, over 4 years ago

        Maybe release something a bit different? What was the use in this form-factor? Apple are one of the biggest companies in the world, I'm sure they can come up with something.

        0 points
        • Account deleted over 4 years ago

          I'd say they're probably working on it and will release new things when they're done, until then they need income from products... like the ipad, which needed a refresh, which this is.

          0 points
    • Ian GoodeIan Goode, over 4 years ago

      Designers be hating on Apple for not updating a product line.

      Designers be hating on Apple for updating a product line.

      ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      16 points
  • Jrtorrents Dorman , over 4 years ago

    Remember a few ago when the first iPad came outvabd it was heralded as "pc killer"? 5 years down the line and ipad sales are on downwards spiral showing no signs of recovery.

    2 points
    • John PJohn P, over 4 years ago

      Tim Cook is still trying to force this future into existence. Even if it means destroying one of the best PCs around in the process

      1 point
  • Renee PRenee P, over 4 years ago

    When are those new iMacs coming?

    1 point
  • Dapo OlaopaDapo Olaopa, over 4 years ago

    The ideal lineup to me, would be:

    • iPad Pro (12.9", 128GB, 256GB), from $799
    • iPad (current 9.7" Pro, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB) from $499
    • iPad Mini (128GB). from $329

    Mashable did a post about it .

    No use fussing about what we can't change, (¬ _¬)

    0 points
  • Mike MaiMike Mai, over 4 years ago

    Why not just get the 9.7" pro? What's the point of this?

    0 points