Apple just announced the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus earlier today, along with the Apple Watch Series 2. What the tech giant didn’t tell the crowd at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco is that it also updated its older iPad models and reduced the pricing for the iPad Pro, according to MacRumors.
The minimum storage for the iPad Air 2, 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 2 have all been increased from 16GB to 32GB. The 32GB version of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 sells for $399, while the 32GB Wi-Fi only version of the iPad mini 2 costs $269 and its Cellular model sells for $399.
The iPad Air 2 and mini 4 now also have a 128GB capacity variant. However, the iPad mini 2, which is the oldest out of the bunch, will only have a 32GB model and nothing else.
As for pricing, Apple has also made the 128GB models of the iPad Air 2 and mini 4 a bit more affordable at just $499 for the Wi-Fi only — the same price of their 64GB predecessors. The 128GB iPad mini 4 originally sold for $599, as pointed out by Engadget. As for the 64GB models, Apple has removed that storage option across its whole iPad lineup.
The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models have also received some price cuts for their higher storage models. The 256GB Wi-Fi only model of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro was priced at $1099, but it is now selling for $999.
The same storage option for the 9.7-inch model has also been made cheaper at $799 instead of the original $899. The Cellular models are also cheaper, but are still $200 more expensive than their Wi-Fi only counterparts.
The upgraded storage options and new pricing for the current iPad lineup is now available to buy from Apple retail stores, the Apple website and the Apple Store app.