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.
The new iPad Air launches in October and comes in five colors – silver, space gray, rose gold, green and sky blue.
— Nikias Molina 🍋 (@NikiasMolina) September 15, 2020
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.
Naturally, the internet has a lot to say about the launch of the iPad Air and its storage options.
iPad Air 4 storage starting with 64GB🤔🤔🤔
— Apple RUMORs (LEAKs) (@a_rumors1111) September 14, 2020
Man if this new #iPadAir had the 120Hz display I would be all over it. Also, come on @Apple… still starting at only 64GB storage. I want one but may stick with my iPad 7th Gen for now https://t.co/iH3gorMCIY
— ⚡ Joey Riz ⚡ (@jerflash) September 15, 2020
Apple has been really smart with the iPad Air but still can’t warp my head around the 32GB storage on the base model of the 8th generation iPad. I mean that’s literally useless #AppleEvent
— Sahil Mohan Gupta (@DigitallyBones) September 15, 2020
just saw the pricing – base model of the new iPad Air is $599 for 64GB storage, vs $749 for 256GB. I thought at least they’d bump up the base model to 128.
— Daniel Wolfe 😷 (@WolfeWriter) September 15, 2020
@Apple needs to seriously knock off the 64gb base storage. They keep making more useful devices and computer alternatives like the new iPad Air. But then offers 64gb of storage. Apple brags about being more powerful then most laptops, but only has half the storage of a laptop.
— Craig Poulsen – Craig’s Tech Talk (@craigpoulsen) September 15, 2020
I like the new ipad air, but only 64gb of base storage? Ugh.
— TechOdyssey | #TechRejects (@AdamJMatlock) September 15, 2020
It’s outrageous that Apple is selling the new iPad Air with just 64GB Internal Storage!!!
What can you even do with 64GB in 2020????#AppleEvent
— 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗔𝘁𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘆𝗮 🇱🇰 (@banuathuraliya) September 15, 2020
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