Apple to begin replacing 4th generation iPad with iPad Air 2

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Customers who need to replace their fourth generation iPad will now get a newer and more capable iPad Air 2 as a substitute from Apple Stores and authorized service providers, a media report said.

Apple is doing this because the company has no stock left of the aging and now discontinued fourth generation iPad, 9to5Mac website reported. Apple has also asked its staff to inform customers of the replacement unit’s colour and capacity. The iPad Air 2 introduced a new gold color option, and has 32GB and 128GB storage options while 16GB and 64GB models were discontinued.

For that reason, the users may receive a slight upgrade in storage when getting a replacement in addition to the device’s newer and more powerful internals overall. With this new launch, Apple aims to rebrand the iPad Air and it will simply be called the iPad now. The specifications of the iPad remains the same, the only major difference is the A8X chipset, the new 9.7-inch iPad is powered by a newer A9 chipset.

Apple recently updated that both the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 4 will now be availabe in 32GB of storage as the base model, while keeping the same price at $399 ( Rs 25,700 approx) and $529 (Rs 34,000 approx) for the Wi-Fi-only and cellular models, respectively. The iPad mini 2 is priced at $269 for the 32GB variant. Apple has also cut down on the prices of the 9.7 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, for the 128GB and 256GB storage variants.

The fourth generation iPad was originally released in 2012 and replaced with the iPad Air 2 in 2014.


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