Apple today rejigged its iPad lineup.
Most notably, the company has dropped the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 from its lineup. The company’s marquee tablet device is now once again known simply as iPad.
With the new name comes slightly updated hardware. iPad features the company’s state of the art A9 chipset, replacing the Air’s aging A8X processor. Apple has also slightly lowered the initial asking price for its mainline tablet.
In Canada, the 32GB Wi-Fi model starts at $449, while the Wi-Fi plus cellular model starts at $619. For those that want more storage, there are also 128GB Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus cellular models priced at $579 and $749, respectively. For reference, the iPad Air 2 was priced at $549 when it was first released.
The iPad’s Smart Covers, available in ‘White,’ ‘Pink Sand,’ ‘Midnight Blue,’ ‘Charcoal Grey,’ and ‘Red’ are priced at $49.
Canadians can pre-order the new iPad starting on Friday, March 24.
The company has also updated the iPad mini 4. Available in ‘Silver,’ ‘Gold’ and ‘Space Grey,’ the base iPad mini 4, priced at $549 for the Wi-Fi only model and $719 for the Wi-Fi plus cellular variant, now comes with 128GB of internal storage.
Update: Apple’s newest 9.7-inch iPad is now available in Canada.