iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 2 Updated With Improved Storage, iPad Pro Price Reduced

Wednesday September 7, 2016 12:37 PM PDT by Juli Clover

Apple today quietly updated its lineup of older iPads, increasing the minimum storage on the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 4, and the iPad mini 2 and lowering the prices of the maximum storage tier. The iPad Pro has also been updated with new pricing options, with Apple making storage increases more affordable.

The iPad Air 2 is now available in 32 and 128GB configurations, priced at $399 and $499, respectively, for the WiFi only models. Previously, Apple offered a 16GB model for $399 and a 64GB model for $499. Cellular models continue to be priced at $130 more than WiFi models.

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The iPad mini 4 is now available in 32GB and 128GB configurations at the same price point as the iPad Air 2, $399 and $499. Apple previously sold a 16GB iPad mini 4 for $399, a 64GB model for $499, and a 128GB model for $599.

The iPad mini 2 is now only available in a 32GB capacity, priced at $269. Apple has done away with the 16GB model and has dropped the price of the new 32GB model to the price the 16GB model used to be sold at.

As for the iPad Pro, Apple has dropped the prices on higher storage tiers by up to $100. Pricing on the iPad Pro is as follows:

12.9-inch
32GB - $799
128GB - $899 (was $949)
256GB - $999 (was $1099)
128GB Cellular - $1029 (was $1079)
256GB Cellular - $1129 (was $1229)

9.7-inch
32GB - $599
128GB - $699 (was $749)
256GB - $799 (was $899)
32GB Cellular - $729
128GB Cellular - $829 (was $879)
256GB Cellular - $929 (was $1029)

The new iPad pricing is available immediately on iPads purchased from the online Apple Store, the Apple Store app, and Apple's retail locations.

Related Roundups: iPad mini 5, iPad Air

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46 months ago
Not a good sign for a 2016 iPad line refresh. Try again in spring 2017.
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46 months ago
I can't believe the cellular option is still $130 more.

It's just a cellular data connection with GPS...

I can get cheap smartphones with GPS, cellular AND voice, screen, speakers, battery, memory, SD slot, camera and more for way less than that...
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46 months ago
Apple adds value to the iPad lineup across the board and people still complain. OK.
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46 months ago

This tells me that Apple has placed a truly massive order for storage to consolidate it across their entire product lines. Can't wait for the Chipworks and iFixit tear downs.


I hope this pricing reduction extends to future Macs
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46 months ago
If they bring the price of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro down to $499 like it should be, then I'll bite. Until then, its not worth the premium over the Air 2.
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46 months ago
Crap, and my dad just bought an iPad Air 2 64 GB this July :(
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