- Forum: iPad
I'm guessing that their internal research said that adding the A8 wouldn't have made much difference (i.e. it would still be cannibalized significantly by the iPhone 6 Plus), so they decided to make only minimal upgrades and push the pricier iPad Air 2. The big news seems to be the $150 price drop on the 32GB iPad Mini 2. That seems to be the sweet spot for anyone who needs a little more than the basic storage, but doesn't need TouchID.