So, Apple’s big September 9 ‘Wish we could say more’ event has come and gone – and the rumors that we might see a new iPad announced at the event proved false. And I’m happy the iPad was not featured at this event.
I’m happy about it for a couple of reasons. The first one is a purely selfish one – I had a hectic work day yesterday and had no time at all to watch the live stream of the event or even follow any live blogs – I just had to catch up in the late afternoon and may get round to watching the event tonight.
My bigger reason is that if a new iPad had been announced yesterday I think it would have played third fiddle – behind the new iPhones and the Apple Watch. Those were clearly the big focus of the event, and a new iPad would have been almost an afterthought for many if presented alongside those.
Instead, we’ll soon see the new iPad or iPads get their own moment in the sun next month – assuming Apple follows last year’s routine on their new mobile device announcements.
I don’t expect there to be many revolutionary changes to the iPad line this year, but I’m still looking forward to seeing what the next gen will bring – and now we don’t have long to wait.