What you need to know
- The Same Brain podcast had on two Apple VPs to talk about iPad.
- John Ternus, VP of Hardware Engineering, and Bob Borchers, VP of Product Marketing, sat down for the interview.
- The episode covered the new iPad Air as well as how Apple sees the entire iPad lineup.
John Ternus, Apple's Vice President of Hardware Engineering, and Bob Borchers, Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing, sat down with Justine and Jenna Ezarik on the Same Brain podcast to talk about the new iPad Air and the company's entire iPad lineup.
The first part of the interview focused on the new iPad Air, which Apple announced at its "Time Flies" event back in September along with the 8th generation iPad, Apple Watch Series 6, and Apple Watch SE. The second part of the interview brought to light how Apple views the entire iPad lineup and how each model plays its own part.
When it comes to the 8th generation iPad, Ternus says that its the iPad for everyone and a great way for those who just want to get into iPad to do so.
The iPad Air, according to Ternus, is the iPad that you step up to if you want that newer form factor, higher performance, and an exciting new range of colors. The new iPad Air also works with the 2nd generation Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard for iPad.
Ternus specifically called out the 12.9-inch iPad Pro as the ultimate iPad experience, with its larger display for creative pros and anyone who benefits from that extra screen space. The iPad Pro, according to Ternus, pushes the boundaries of what is possible with the iPad.
Ternus even took a second to show some love for the iPad mini, calling it a "Moleskine replacement" and that bringing the Apple Pencil to it was a huge upgrade for the device.
Borchers summed things up by focusing on how the iPad is really a family of products that serves the needs of any particular user, while its accessories support and bring expanded capability to the entire lineup.
Check out the full interview below:
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.