The new 2022 iPads went on sale this week, but most of our readers won’t be picking one up. Last week’s poll contradicted the new Apple calculations and for the same reason – high prices, there were not enough improvements to convince buyers.
With the iPad Pro 11 (2022) and iPad Pro 12.9 (2022), the MacBook Air appears to be a better device for getting some work done on the go. Macross has always been dedicated to work and innovation and has only gotten better over the years. Is iPadOS finally ready to harness the full power of the Apple M2 chipset?
Well, the new iPadOS 16 has brought important improvements with multi-tasking Platform Manager, which works even more when you connect the tablet to an external controller. But this also works on M1 iPads, including the latest iPad Air, which is still cheaper than the Pros despite the recent price hike. Looking at 256GB models, the Air is now $750, while the iPad Pro 11” (2022) is $900. Also, unless you want that hover feature with the Apple Pencil, the 2021 Pro works just as well.
Price is the main issue for the iPad (2022) – now it starts at $ 450, the 2021 model is still available at $ 330. Yes, the new one is better with USB-C and the 5G option (with Lightning and 4G), but most won’t consider $120 better. Therefore, last year’s tablet is seen as a better choice for those who want a cheap iPad.
And judging by the amount of negative votes (about 2/3rds), most people don’t want a cheap iPad. Or in some cases they don’t want to brand new Cheap iPad – Many in the comments said that they still have an old iPad that does everything they need and have no incentive to upgrade.
We have no doubt that Apple will continue to sell millions and millions of iPads. But it looks like the 2022 iterations will be part of the pack rather than its leaders.