On October 18, Apple dropped a trio of new iPads and although the M2-powered iPad Pro was the star of this announcement, the company also introduced a landmark base iPad that bids farewell to the home button and Lightning port. The only thing is, the company did that already, and better, about two years ago.

While those after a good deal in light of a new product launch might look to a previous entry in the same product line, Apple’s made that particularly tricky for iPad buyers this year. This is especially true if you’re outside the US, where the company actually jacked up the price of the previous 2021 iPad following its successor’s unveiling (not to mention other models too).

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