Apple updates iPad lineup with increased storage across the board, iPad Pro gets a price cut

Although the focus of today is on the iPhone 7 and the new Apple Watch, the company has refreshed its iPad lineup slightly. It is updating storage SKUs across all iPads to mirror the iPhone 7: with 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB tiers. This means all iPads have an effective price cut with further savings for the 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro.

The iPad Pro has had the biggest shakeup with pricing on higher storage tiers falling. The 9.7 inch iPad Pro costs $599 for 32 GB, $699 for 128 GB, and $799 for 256 GB. The 12.9 inch iPad Pro costs $799 for 32 GB, 128 GB for $899 and 256 GB for $999.

The iPad Air 2 is now available in 32 GB and 128 GB storage options, priced at $399 and $499. The iPad mini 4 is the same storage options and the same price points.

iPad mini 2 appears to be being slowly deprecated, now offered in a single 32 GB configuration for $269. Truly new iPads are not expected until 2017 but at least Apple is bringing minimum storage in line with its other iOS devices.

There are also a slew of new colors for the iPad Silicon cases and Smart Covers.

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