When Apple launched their newest iPad earlier this year, many were overjoyed. Avid Apple enthusiasts were particularly excited about the new installment in the iPad family, and naturally many rushed out to buy the new model. But, surprise surprise, the model wasn’t that new after all. After using the iPad a couple of times, many users expressed their suspicions regarding the fact that it might not be a new installment at all, but just a renamed and repackaged iPad Air.
The new iPad also looks just lik the iPad Air, which was launched at the end of 2013. And the fun doesn’t end here. Its specs are also centered around the A9 processor, which was implemented by Apple at the end of 2015. And while two years might not seem such a long time, it’s a long time in the tech world, where something can become obsolete even in the span of 6 months.
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
In order to better investigate the issue, iFixit took apart the “new” iPad, and it doesn’t even shock us what they discovered next. The team confirmed that it’s exactly the same as the iPad Air, with the only differences being that the screen is more luminous, the processor is slightly better, and it has Touch ID. For a model that came almost four years after its apparent inspiration, those are pretty weak improvements. In fact, they can’t even be called improvements.
Unfortunately, the new iPad turns out to be not so new, and is a waste of your time and money. If you were considering giving it a try, but already owned the iPad Air, do yourself a favor and just ignore it completely.