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hikingfan
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Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
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Apple to Launch 10.8-Inch iPad Later This Year, 8.5-Inch iPad Mini in 2021

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As if the iPad line up isn’t already a mess. Add two different pencils and ?

not even Apple Genius has a clue. The other day I went to the Apple Store, asking for a case for my iPad Pro and they would have sold me the wrong case if I hadn’t done my own research beforehand.

Genius:
this is an iPad or the iPad Air?

Me:
„no this is an iPad Pro but it’s the 10.5 iPad Pro. No not that iPad Pro. The iPad Pro That uses the same case as the iPad Air 3 but not the iPad one. It has the same size as the iPad Air but it is an iPad Pro“

Genius: ??? Are you sure? The package for this case says iPad Air 3


Duckismyspiritanimal
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
Meh it’s 5 iPads and the 10.5 cases didn’t get relabeled when the regular iPad grew and the iPad Pro 10.5 was relaunched as the iPad Air 3. If it’s a pro with faceID it gets the second gen pencil if it isn’t then it the first gen pencil. It’s very likely the genius hadn’t sold any accessories for a few months.


CAD703X
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
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Meh it’s 5 iPads and the 10.5 cases didn’t get relabeled when the regular iPad grew and the iPad Pro 10.5 was relaunched as the iPad Air 3. If it’s a pro with faceID it gets the second gen pencil if it isn’t then it the first gen pencil.

Clear as day.


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colorchangintiger
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
Lol. 5 years ago people were complaining apple didn't diversify enough. Muh Paradox of Choice!


CAD703X
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
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Muh Paradox of Choice!

bet you're all over the verge's article supporting apple not shipping a power adapter with their new phones too.

APPLE, THY BOUNTY IS BLESSED, YEA SHALL I REJOICE IN WHAT PASSETH TO ME FOR THOU IS GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS AND KNOWETH MY HEART.

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Lol. 5 years ago people were complaining apple didn't diversify enough


well that's odd because this article is EXACTLY 5 years old.

When Too Many Product Choices is Too Confusing

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Published on October 16, 2014

Cook released not only one, two and not even three iPads. As a matter of fact, Apple’s CEO released 5 iPads on one go! And it doesn’t stop there! Each iPad has its own different variants when it comes to its memory capacity and capabilities (for Wi-Fi and cellular version)!
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Pettifogger
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
I'd argue the problem really comes down to Apple marketing

Make the model names/numbers easier and you won't have this problem. But when your entire brand is centered on singular products and slight variations on them, it's a nightmare.

iPad, the new iPad with retina, IPad air, we're bringing back the flagship iPad! except the flagship is really the iPad Pro



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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
They have broken their one size fits all approach to make sure they have an iPad for every price point. IPhones are slowly going in that direction too.


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colorchangintiger
Dan Carlin
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
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bet you're all over the verge's article supporting apple not shipping a power adapter with their new phones too.


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a LinkedIn blog post? Really? I was wrong about my timeline, you'll have to excuse me for getting old and thinking 8 years ago was actually 5 years ago. That said this is a fabrication:

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Cook released not only one, two and not even three iPads. As a matter of fact, Apple’s CEO released 5 iPads on one go!


They released 2 that day, and lowered the price on 3 existing models.
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ArkLaTexTiger
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
It's almost as bad as the USB line up.


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CAD703X
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
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They released 2 that day, and lowered the price on 3 existing models.


you went and fact checked that article?

ACHSUALLLLLY


colorchangintiger
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
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you went and fact checked that article?


uhh, by fact checking you mean reading the first sentence of the 3rd paragraph?

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Apple announced that they will be selling 5 iPads (from the updated versions of iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad Air to their newest iPad mini 3 and Air 2).


CAD703X
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
so you admit they were actively selling 5 different ipads at the same time in 2014? Gotcha.


colorchangintiger
Dan Carlin
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re: Could the iPad line up be any messier? And its about to get worse...
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so you admit they were actively selling 5 different ipads at the same time in 2014? Gotcha.


no. With the storage differences and wifi/cellular models it was many more!


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