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Old 21-03-2017, 09:50 PM   #16
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It's not disappointing at all given the specs. This iPad is not for everyone but for people who wants to own an iPad and people who has no needs for super specs.

New and higher end iPad(s) is/are still expected to launch this year.
Yea i agreed to this point too. Let's hope a newer end iPad will come out
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Old 21-03-2017, 09:51 PM   #17
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To be fair, it looks disappointing to power users, but for people who don't have an (recent) iPad, budget users and those in education sector, this may be the sweet spot for them
That right! It time for me to upgrade from my iPad Air to this new iPad, i no need the best spec as i just use it for basic stuff like reading lecture notes, watch video only and some games. A brighter 9.7" retina display, from A7 CPU to A9 CPU is a good upgrade as the iPad air (initial with iOS 7) with latest iOS 10 is really slowing down. Apple use the iPad Air chassis for this new iPad (no more side silent switch) but same dimension and weight.

Apple ecosystem and the quality of optimized iPad Apps is the clear winner here!

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Old 21-03-2017, 10:04 PM   #18
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$698 for 32gb wifi + LTE
$848 for 128gb wifi + LTE

Cheap meh? 2nd hand iPad Pro 9.7" 128 GB LTE is $900. Seems like a more sweet spot

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Old 21-03-2017, 10:23 PM   #19
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Future plan for Apple:

1. Normal: 8" iPad mini, 9.7" iPad

2. Pro series: 10.5" iPad Pro, 12.9" iPad Pro

I doubt 8" iPad mini will have pro version. Don't really make sense. Always feel 9.7" is a bit small for pro series. Hehe!
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Old 21-03-2017, 10:31 PM   #20
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However I agree with you. The price point is good and it will kill many tablet brands out there.
I think there's a place for the other brands, for instance, those who are already entrenched into the Android ecosystem

That right! It time for me to upgrade from my iPad Air to this new iPad, i no need the best spec as i just use it for basic stuff like reading lecture notes, watch video only and some games. A brighter 9.7" retina display, from A7 CPU to A9 CPU is a good upgrade as the iPad air (initial with iOS 7) with latest iOS 10 is really slowing down. Apple use the iPad Air chassis for this new iPad (no more side silent switch) but same dimension and weight.

Apple ecosystem and the quality of optimized iPad Apps is the clear winner here!
Nice! Just make sure your games are those high intensive games and you should be fine given that this iPad is an Air 2 with better processor and no anti glare coating.

$698 for 32gb wifi + LTE
$848 for 128gb wifi + LTE

Cheap meh? 2nd hand iPad Pro 9.7" 128 GB LTE is $900. Seems like a more sweet spot
Not everyone like 2nd hand Apple stuff mah (especially cos you cannot get AppleCare+ with them), but yes, the 2nd hand market is a viable option

Future plan for Apple:

1. Normal: 8" iPad mini, 9.7" iPad

2. Pro series: 10.5" iPad Pro, 12.9" iPad Pro

I doubt 8" iPad mini will have pro version. Don't really make sense. Always feel 9.7" is a bit small for pro series. Hehe!
I already feel 9.7" too small liao, Pro or not
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Old 21-03-2017, 10:36 PM   #21
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If you are not bringing it out, I think 12.9" is the way to go. Alternatively, 9.7" is better. I think 9.7" iPad Pro looks expensive as compared to the new iPad despite the specs is much better

AppleCare + can be purchase anytime within the first year right?
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Old 21-03-2017, 10:59 PM   #22
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If you are not bringing it out, I think 12.9" is the way to go. Alternatively, 9.7" is better. I think 9.7" iPad Pro looks expensive as compared to the new iPad despite the specs is much better

AppleCare + can be purchase anytime within the first year right?
I bringing it out though but still going for 12.9" cos I feeling the strain of 9.7" for some of my apps

AppleCare can't be purchased for 2nd hand items I think
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Old 21-03-2017, 11:32 PM   #23
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As an iPad Air user, I honestly think this new iPad is meant for us to make the upgrade.

A7 to A9, 8MP camera, same thickness (thicker than iPad Air 2/Pro 9.7) and I have some spare cases lying around, plus a rather decent price. I remember buying the 128GB Air for more than $1,000. The 128GB Wi-Fi version is now just $650. Super enticing I'd say.

However, I'm planning to get an iPad as an education tool so probably going to wait for the next gen iPad Pro.
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Old 21-03-2017, 11:38 PM   #24
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I bringing it out though but still going for 12.9" cos I feeling the strain of 9.7" for some of my apps

AppleCare can't be purchased for 2nd hand items I think
How they know it is new or 2nd hand? Through our Apple ID
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Old 21-03-2017, 11:44 PM   #25
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How they know it is new or 2nd hand? Through our Apple ID
You mean it's tied to the Apple ID rather than the hardware? I must have been misunderstanding this for too long
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Old 22-03-2017, 12:01 AM   #26
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I bringing it out though but still going for 12.9" cos I feeling the strain of 9.7" for some of my apps

AppleCare can't be purchased for 2nd hand items I think
I saw this statement mah. I thought as long as your 2nd hand item is within a year, can purchase Apple care. From what I know, apple are is tied to hardware and not to the owner
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Old 22-03-2017, 02:17 AM   #27
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I saw this statement mah. I thought as long as your 2nd hand item is within a year, can purchase Apple care. From what I know, apple are is tied to hardware and not to the owner
Hmm, how to check if the 2nd hand item is within a year?
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Old 22-03-2017, 08:19 AM   #28
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Hmm, how to check if the 2nd hand item is within a year?
If you buy a used item and within warranty. Then it is a 2nd hand item that is purchase within a year la. Lol!
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Old 22-03-2017, 09:24 AM   #29
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so will there b a ipad pro release this yr?
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Old 22-03-2017, 01:52 PM   #30
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so will there b a ipad pro release this yr?
Yes. Likely to be Aug with iPhone already
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