So, enough of the iPhone stuff. When will we see the new iPad? October event? What are your predictions?
- iPad 5 with A7: 16GB wifi, $499. Add $130 for LTE, and $100 for double the storage.
- Current iPad 4: 16GB wifi, $399. Add $130 for LTE.
- Current iPad mini, 16GB wifi, $249. Add $130 for LTE. Or Apple might axe this as the price point is probably too low for their margins.
- Retina iPad mini with A7, 16GB wifi, $349. Add $130 for LTE, and $100 for double the storage.
iPad 2 is gone. I mean right now, you see an "iPad 2" and "iPad with retina display." I'm sure Apple would be happier if they could just say iPad, all with retina standard. A7 on the iPad, and also on the retina iPad mini instead of A6X. The challenge of having retina on the mini is to have a GPU powerful enough to drive the larger retina screen. I think this is why we see Apple moved to 64bit A7 with even faster GPU, so that it can drive the larger retina screen while maintaining its lower power requirement (compared to the AxX versions). 1 SoC to rule them all.