Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper
Apple hasn’t mentioned the iPad during its press conference, but it doesn’t mean that the company has no news for the device. The iPhone 7 finally starts with 32GB of storage, and the iPad is also receiving a storage bump.
The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros already start at 32GB, so only old iPad models are getting more gigs. In particular, the $399 iPad Air 2 now has 32GB instead of 16GB, and the $399 iPad mini 4 also comes with 32GB.
This move also simplifies the lineup a bit, removing some options for the iPad mini 4 and the iPad mini 2, which is still around.
As for the iPad Pro, some options were quite expensive, so Apple is making the most expensive Pro models a bit more accessible. All devices still start at the same price with 32GB, but now you can upgrade to 128GB, 256GB and LTE for less money.
Here’s what the old lineup looked like (I’m borrowing this image from The Verge):
And here’s the new lineup: