The year 2016 runs its full course in a matter of days. As we look ahead to a new year with a set of brand new resolutions, the world is looking forward to new technologies that 2017 will usher in. However, before we start fantasising about all the new technology and apps that are yet to come, there’s an important question we need to answer: Are we making the most of the existing apps for 2016? Read more
Hemanth Joseph, a final-year mechanical engineering student at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, has found a way to overturn Apple’s highly secure activation lock that appears on an iPhone or iPad lock screen. Read more
After the success of the iPad Pro, Apple is planning to launch not just one but three variants in the iPad series next quarter. These models will be on the lines of the 9.7-inch iPad pro but will be a substantial upgrade on the inside and outside both. Read more
Flipkart needs absolutely no introduction. Best known for their whacky ads and online sales that garner attention for all the wrong reasons (remember the debacle last year), this e-commerce site has made news yet again. In a first of its kind move, Flipkart has joined hands with Apple to sell the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in India. Read more
It is a fact that Apple’s announcement of a new iPhone model is usually followed by a decrease in the price of the previous models and this year was no exception. The prices of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were slashed right after the launch of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apart from that, there has been an overall reworking of Apple product-line. Read more
As you know that, starting with iPhone 7, Apple has upgraded the base storage of iPhones to 32 GB. While we were expecting this update on iPhone 7, it was a pleasant surprise to see the change being carried forward to the older iPhone 6S models as well. But the fun didn’t stop there …
The increase in storage has been extended to iPads as well!
Although Apple didn’t announce the change publicly during the event, the storage update on iPad models appeared on Apple’s website along with the addition of new products.
iPad Pro lineup has been upgraded to same storage slabs as iPhone 7 – 32/128/256 GB.
iPad Air 2 has also seen a change in the storage configuration and is now offering a 32 GB and a 128 GB model in both the Wifi and Wifi+Cellular variations.
iPad mini 2 has not seen any change and it would be safe to assume that it will slowly fall out of the line-up in the coming months.
Cherry on the top – iPad Pro Price Cut
Not only have the storage options doubled, the prices of iPad Pros have dropped as well! Check out these news prices 9to5Mac has reported for the US:
9.7-inch iPad Pro
– 128GB: $699 (was $749)
– 256GB: $799 (was $899)
– 128GB with LTE: $829 (was $879)
– 256GB with LTE: $929 (was $1,029)
12.9-inch iPad Pro
– 128GB: $899 (was $949)
– 256GB: $999 (was $1,099)
– 128GB Cellular: $1,029 (was $1,079) – 256GB with LTE: $1,129 (was $1,229)
Please note that these changes in price have not yet appeared on the Indian market. However, we can take safely assume that soon these discounts will make their way into our country as well. We can safely assume a reduction of INR 5-8 K at least.
Double the Discount
Considering the fact that Apple has increased the storage without changing the prices, it’s an effective reduction in cost. (You’re getting more for the same price, therefore the price of the commodity has dropped).
More importantly, when a real price drop inevitably comes from Apple, the net price reduction is going to make the iPad Pro quite affordable. If not anything else, you’ll be able to buy the accessories (keyboard and Pencil) without much thought now. And obviously, the real fun of iPad Pro is with the Pencil!!
A new lineup of iPads isn’t expected until fall 2017. In the meanwhile, we do hope that we see an actual price drop in iPad’s Pro versions. At least for us in India, these badasses of tablet technology cost nearly in six-digits when bought with all their paraphernalia. And for once, we want to be able to buy one of these beauties without compromising on food. Or our souls.
When I was in school, I had these two friends who were constantly fighting. And instead of stopping them, I did what any good friend would do – I stoked the fire of their enemity!
Don’t you be judging me know. I am almost certain you’ve done something similar – put “ghee in the aag” for that little bit of “chull“. Well, guess what! You’re not alone, because Microsoft is doing exactly that to Apple right now! Read more
Computers have come a long way since the days of Charles Babbage (he invented computers, just in case you didn’t know). They’ve gotten smaller and more powerful at the same time. From the automatic coffee machine in the corner of your office to the entire International Space Station, almost all devices today are driven by a micro-computer. We just don’t realise it because most of us only have one definition of the computer – It’s a desktop PC. Read more
In the recently held WWDC 2016, Apple announced the much-awaited iOS 10 with all these amazing new features that had us going “Wow!” “Whoa!” and “Woohoo!”. If you haven’t yet heard how your iPhone and iPad experience is going to change in the coming months, here’s our post discussing them:
Woah! That was one jam packed event!
Gone are the days when WWDC keynote used to be a nerdy OS X event. This year we got not one, not two, but four OS releases! No wonder it took Tim Cook & team two hours to run through all the updates. Read more