Has the increase in the number of iPads confused buyers?
Apple has been the leader in the field of tablets for years, and an important part of this is due to the weakness of Android companies in this field. But now it seems that the number of iPads is out of balance and this will lead to confusion among users. We will discuss the same issue in the following.
The new iPads have made the situation more complicated
Some time ago, Apple unveiled the tenth generation iPad and the new generation iPad Pro. The same tablets increase the confusion of users to buy iPads. First of all, we must say that after the release of the tenth generation iPad, Apple has decided to continue the production of the previous generation, and this means that users can buy iPad 9 for a long time. Meanwhile, the 10th generation iPad has many differences from its predecessor.
The 9th generation iPad It uses the A13 chipset, which is included in the iPhone 11 series. We should also mention the presence of a lightning port, a display with thick borders and a home button with Touch ID. The basic model of this tablet is sold at a price of 329 dollars. On the other hand, Apple has raised the price of the base model of the iPad 10 to $449, which means that it is more than $100 more expensive than the previous generation. Use the fingerprint sensor placed in the power button. In addition, instead of the lightning port, a USB-C port is now installed. The base price is $499 and is slightly more expensive than the 10th generation iPad. Although this iPad has a smaller size, it offers more features in terms of hardware. For example, we can mention the use of a more powerful A15 chip and a better display. At the next level is the iPad Air, which uses the M1 chipset despite using the same screen size as the 10th generation iPad. In general, we can consider the iPad Air as the standard version of the iPad Pro.
Finally, we should not forget the new iPad Pro generation, which uses features such as Face ID, M2 chipset, and Thunderbolt 4 port. This means, counting the two new iPad models, we are currently dealing with a total of 5 new iPads. Of course, we must say that the situation becomes even more complicated.
More complicated story
With so many iPads on the market, the differences between them are confusing to many casual users. And now, thanks to the release of 2022 iPads, this confusion has increased.
First of all, we have to mention the tenth generation of iPad, finally, this model has abandoned the Lightning port and now all iPads use the USB-C port. They take. But in the meantime, Apple's decision to support the first generation of the Apple Pencil has faced widespread criticism. As a reminder, we must say that this pen has a lightning port, but the second generation of Apple Pencil is specifically made for iPads equipped with a USB-C port.
For this reason, iPad 10 users should use a dongle to convert USB-C to Lightning and then connect the USB-C to USB-C cable to iPad 10 to charge the Apple Pencil. to charge this pen. This means that apparently Apple managers have deliberately decided to cause trouble for users.
In terms of accessories, iPads have important incompatibilities. For example, although the iPad Pro and iPad Air are both compatible with the Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio, the iPad 10 only supports the dedicated Magic Keyboard Folio. On the other hand, iPad 9 is only compatible with Smart Keyboard. Surprisingly, the iPad mini is not compatible with any of these keyboards.
The need to change the approach of iPads
The iPhone series of phones is a clear example of the right approach by Apple for doing things. There is a clear distinction between iPhones and users can tell the difference between them just by looking at the numbers. Of course, in the meantime, for example, the similarity of the standard models of the iPhone 14 series with the previous generation has caused a lot of criticism, but in general, this clear distinction between the models is considered the strength of these phones. Both their number is out of balance and the distinction between them is not very clear for many users. Therefore, Apple should determine the role of these tablets as soon as possible.
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Source: How To Geek