I like it. It looks like it has everything you’d really need from the Pro at slightly less than two thirds the price tag (for the storage I deem minimally acceptable).
I’ll wait for reviews and teardowns before passing full judgement, since the Air has always been a bit of an outlier when it comes to the “consumer” iPad range in both features and lifecycle.
But getting one of these instead of a laptop is still massively appealing, and I guess that is exactly the point.
As to yesterday’s other announcements, I’m largely unfazed.
We still can’t pair a Watch to an iPad, and Apple One was especially disappointing given is US-centriciry and that I’m aleady paying for the 2TB iCloud storage plan (for device backups and photos, mostly) and am left without a way to “sidegrade” into a Family plan (which has a pitifully small amount of storage–barely anough for two people, really).