Apple’s new iPad Air is almost perfect, but there’s one major design flaw
As well, the company is launching an Apple One subscription that bundles together Apple Music, TV Plus, Arcade and more.
During Tuesday's "Time Flies" event, Apple unveiled the latest iPad Air, a complete overhaul from previously released models. The new iPad Air has a striking resemblance to the 11-inch iPad Pro which is considered to be the more high-end model. It has the same design elements including flat sides, prominent edges and bezels. The new Air also has a 10.9 inch liquid retina display.
For those looking to purchase the cheaper iPad Air model, however, there's a catch. The new tablet only has 64GB of base storage which is most likely insufficient for the average iPad user. The other iPad Air option is the 256GB tablet that retails for $749. If you are looking for an in-between in terms of storage, you'll have to revert to the entry-level iPad Pro which has 128GB of storage.
Along with the iPad Air launch, Apple has also announced Apple One. The new subscription plan bundles Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, Apple News Plus and iCloud storage.
There are three types of bundles available - individual, family or premier. The individual plan offers subscribers Apple Music, TV Plus, Arcade and 50GB of iCloud storage for $14.95 a month. The family plan includes those same apps, but 200GB of iCloud storage for $19.95 a month.
Finally, the premier plan gives subscribers Apple Music, TV Plus, Arcade, 2TB of iCloud Store and News Plus. As well, this bundle includes the newly announced Apple Fitness Plus, all for $29.95 a month.
For those that don't know, Fitness Plus features training for exercises including yoga, running, core, strength and cycling. By itself, the subscription is $9.99 a month.
According to Apple, the premier plan gives you the biggest bang for your buck with over $25 a month in saving. In comparison, the individual plan saves about $6 a month and the family plan saves $8 a month.
Apple One launches this fall and will be available in over 100 countries. 30-day free trials are available for those that don't already have the apps. Customers who choose either the family or premier plans can add up to six members.
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