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Vector with Rene Ritchie

Mar 21, 2019

Apple created iPad, then iPad mini. Then Apple destroyed iPad and created iPad Air, only to destroy iPad Air and create iPad Pro. Twice. Thrice. Fice? Whatever. Now, Apple has recreated iPad and, finally, iPad mini and iPad Air as well.

So, what we have now, for the first time, is a fairly complete lineup of iPads, from entry-level to mid-range to top end. And that’s thanks, in large part, to the new iPad mini 5 and iPad Air 3.

I got to spend some time with Apple chatting about both in New York City, and while I only managed to abscond with the new mini, the new Air is almost identical. Since I spent the better part of a year with the old 10.5-inch as my primary iPad, and I realize a lot of you want all the information possible to make the best buying decision possible, I’m going to offer up some preliminary thoughts on it as well. In other words, twice the video bang for your view.