With the arrival of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple did something unsettling: it broke the 128GB barrier by launching a iGadget with 256GB!
As it would be strange to have an iPad Pro of 9.7 going up to 256GB and the iPad Pro of 12.9 inches up to 128GB, the company tried to provide the model with more capacity also for the iPado. Outside, the price increase for both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular versions was US $ 150 (same difference from the 32GB model to the 128GB model).
Here in Brazil, the rule for the increase was also respected, but instead of US $ 150 we have R $ 1,300. Thus, the final prices of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB were R $ 9,899 (Wi-Fi) and R $ 10,999 (Wi-Fi + Cellular). Although they are listed on the Apple website, there is no way to buy them yet (availability is scheduled for "soon").
Due to the arrival of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, in the United States the iPad Air 2 had a cut of $ 100 in its prices while the 128GB model went out of line; here in Brazil, despite the cut outside, prices remained exactly the same. The only similarity was in the absence of the 128GB model.
The original iPad Air, in turn, died.
Due to this cut in the price abroad, something curious happened: the iPad Air 2 is still coming out at the same price as the iPad mini 4 (starting at US $ 399). Yes, it is true that they have practically the same specifications, but we cannot ignore the fact that the Air 2 has a larger screen (9.7 ″ vs. 7.9 ″) and has a more sturdy processor (A8X vs. A8) . That is, at the very least curious (not to say wrong) to see Apple charge the same amount for such products being that throughout the rest of the line (both iPads and iPhones) the company has always charged more for devices with larger screens.
Here in Brazil, then, the biggest confusion. While the 16GB iPad mini 4 is more affordable than the iPad Air 2 (R $ 3,249 vs. R $ 3,399), the opposite is true when we move up and analyze the 64GB models (R $ 3,949 vs. R $ 3,699). That is, you pay more money to buy an iPad with a smaller and less powerful screen. 😕
Update · 3/21/2016 s 22:29
The new colors of cases released today for iPhones (yellow, apricot, light pink, lilac, royal blue and mint) are also available for Smart Cover (R $ 299) and the silicone case (R $ 499) for iPad mini 4 .
Update II · Mar 21, 2016 at 23:00
Anyone with an Apple Pencil will be happy to know that it is now possible to purchase new tips for Apple pencil.
The company is now selling a box with four extra points. Taking into account that the Apple Pencil itself comes with two, there are six for you to really worry about if you lose and / or wear some quickly.
The bad part is the price: R $ 149 (and also not cheap at all: US $ 19).