Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) hosted their second gadget unveiling in the course of two months. The first event was in September regarding iPhone 6 and 6 plus; Thursday’s event was about the revival of the forsaken iPad series. iPad hasn’t been performing well since the past one year, when it comes down to generating sales.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) enthusiasts were expecting something extra ordinary with the new iPad. In fact, the whole launch was dubbed as the rebirth of the iPad series. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Things have definitely improved but not so much that it will replace the enormous space of a computer.
iPad air 2, the gadget unveiled Thursday is quite exciting. It has all the things which its predecessor was missing- a wider screen to begin with. iPad air 2 has a 9.7 inch screen with improved graphics. The processor is definitely faster than its predecessor; in fact it’s even better than that of iPhone 6. The processor is an advanced version of the A8 chip in iPhone 6. Then ofcourse there are features like Touch ID, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Pay; even the camera has improved to 8MP instead of the 5MP in the previous version.
There is still skepticism looming over the iPad series however. It hasn’t really delivered on its promise of replacing the computer and making iPad a perfect portable computer, equipped with hardware and software matched by none. But tell that to a seasoned Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) customer and he’ll tell you that there isn’t anything new in the latest iPad.
One must not forget that now there is an iPhone 6 plus available, which is not just a smartphone but can even pass through as a phablet. The screen is far better than the mediocre 4 inches of iPhone 5s. The specifications are way ahead and the camera is far better than predecessor models, including the latest iPad air 2.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be releasing a larger version of iPad later on, which will have a mammoth 12.9 inch screen. Perhaps that will be the device that will actually revive the iPad series. As for now, iPad will be limited to reading, watching videos and official work; the software power still belongs to the PC. Just so you know, iPad air 2 has a better battery life than iPhone 6 and 6 plus.
It won’t be fair to say that the latest iPads won’t make a mark in the market. They will be dubbed as the best tablets in the market, for now at least. Also with the larger iPad to be released later on, there is still hope for improvement.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) released some major Nexus devices on Wednesday, one of them targeting the market of tablets. So when we say that the iPad has to do a lot more than what they’re doing right now, we actually mean it. The old order is quickly changing; perhaps Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) should have known that by now.