APPLE ROLLS OUT NEW TABLET …
By FITSNEWS || A month after rolling out its new iPhones, Apple has unveiled its latest edition of the iPad – dubbed the iPad Air 2.
Not that anyone can afford them (at least not without layaway …)
Anyway … the new tablets come with Apple’s popular fingerprint Touch ID, and are 18 percent thinner (6.1 millimeters) than the previous iterations. Equipped with a new A8X processor, the iPad Air 2 also features a bolstered retina display and a souped up 43-megapixel camera. Similar enhancements were also announced for the third generation of Apple’s iPad Mini.
Impressive specs, right? Eh … these days it’s going to take a pretty substantive new development to get us excited given how much these gadgets cost.
To wit …
A 16 GB storage model of the new tablet will run you $499, while a 64 GB is $599 and a 128 GB is $699. Those are for WiFi only models, too. Assuming you want to connect on a cellular network – which we do – you’ll have to add $130 to the price tag.
That’s a lot of coin, people.
Apple is hoping its new tablet will bolster slow tablet sales – which have experienced steep declines over the last year. According to C|net, industry experts project 229 million tablets will be sold in 2014 – an 11 percent bump over last year but well below 2013’s 55 percent growth rate. Apple unveiled its first iPad in 2010. This is the sixth model, following the iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Air.
Yawn, my 16 gig Kindle Fire HDX cost $150 on sale and will do everything I need with no problem. Now that Amazon has added the streaming “music on demand” to the existing “video on demand” the entertainment value of the IPad isn’t as big an advantage as it once was.
Hey, Flaming Dingleberries are big in SC. The State House is chock full of ’em.
Dingleberries, I thought the goal was to get rid of those.
I have a iPad air, I like it, but it was given to me. No way I would buy one.
Before I got the air, I had a fire, fire hd and had just bought a fire hdx for my wife.
It’s hard to beat Amazon.
So are the new iMacs … I’m getting one, maybe two.
Just ordered my 128GB iPad Air 2, and since my current 27″ iMac is the 2009 vintage, it’s definitely time for an upgrade to the new 5K iMac. Yowza!!
That’ll put a dent in your checking account.
Guessing: both work/hard/play/hard and I have to use computers in business. It is better, easier to use a big Mac computer for everything in graphics, writing, printing, etc., … and especially so for those of us who have to do so daily … and are more senior of persuasion with dimming eye sight. (I have and iPad and iPhones at home, as well, and have big screen WinPCs to at the office for email, accounting, order entry, process control, etc.)
Atrociously Priced Pretentiously Lame Electronics
Big announcement, buy the new iPad Air 2, which isn’t any better than the original but .2mm smaller and still doesn’t have a USB/mini-USB port.
… the power connector/charger cable does have data in/out to a USB ported PC, but it is hardly ever needed ’cause of wifi & blue tooth.