The good news for customers who want to replace the 4th generation iPad is that now they will be able to receive a more capable iPad Air 2 instead. According to a recent media report, Apple Stores and other authorized service providers will now offer you the newer version for your old iPad. From what it seems, Apple took this decision because they had run out of stock for the aging model.
Moreover, they had discontinued the 4th generation iPad, as 9to5Mac has reported on Saturday. The company also requires their staff to let people know of the new replacement policy, as well as the new color and capacity of the new unit.
The new iPad Air 2 is offering a new gold color option, as well as two storage options: 32 and 128 GB. You have to know that the 16 and the 64 GB internal storage options have been discontinued. The news comes after in April, Apple announced the latest iPad 5th generation without too much fuss. As far as we know, the new iPad will be called iPad and it will represent a replacement for the iPad Air 2.
Basically, what Apple did with the new device is to give it a new name and to boost the chipset to the A9 one that was already used for the iPhone 6S. Meanwhile, the iPad Pro series, which is more powerful, relies on the A9X processor.
The new model is a little bit heavier and thicker than the device it comes to replace. Now the model will be available for prices starting with $329 for the base model, reaching as much as $559 for the 128 GB internal storage option that also has Wi-Fi + Cellular included.