iPad Pro Might Replace The MacBook Air
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
When Apple announced the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display this October, they nearly cannibalized the sales of the MacBook Air. Previously you had to shell out $1500 for a rMBP, but this year Apple slashed the price of the base model to just $1300, which is only $200 more than a base 13-inch MacBook Air. Previously we heard a rumour about an iPad Pro, which is a large screen tablet that Apple was reported to release next year. According to this latest rumour, this upcoming iPad Pro may replace the 11-inch MacBook Air.
The expected screen size of the iPad Pro is somewhere between 11 and 13-inch. As a comparison the current iPad Air comes with a 9.7-inch display. That’s a substantial increase in size for the iPad Pro. And considering that a base level iPad Air retails for $500, we have to wonder what a much larger, much more powerful iPad Pro will cost. It may well reach the $999 price tag of an 11-inch MacBook Air, or even surpass it depending on storage.
While an iPad and a MacBook are two entirely different products, the report claims that the 11-inch laptop may get the axe. We’re still a year away from an iPad event and all we can do is speculate at this point. But what is becoming more and more certain is that a bigger iPad Pro is definitely coming. Whether it is to replace something in Apple’s lineup or not remains to be seen.