What everyone was missing is any kind of update to Apple's tablet collection starting with the iPad.
The iPad’s omission was not surprising considering it – and the tablet market in general – has cooled considerably with the advent of large-screen smartphones. However, it does not mean that there were not major revisions in the way iPad will be used in the next couple of months considering that Apple quietly updated the tablet's storage options and pricing.
Apple has killed off the 16GB and 64GB storage options for the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 2 and added 32GB and 128GB models where applicable. It's a little complicated but ... what users used to pay for the 16GB model is now the base price for the 32GB model and what they used to pay for a 64GB model now gets you 128GB.
What's more, models that already had 128GB options are now US$ 100 cheaper for the same amount of storage.
Capacity offerings remain the same across both the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the larger 12.9-inch variant with Apple instead slashing up to US$ 100 off the price of the upper-tier tablets.
The new pricing is effective immediately when purchasing from Apple's online store, through the App Store app and in person at Apple retail stores.