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Apple kills the iPad2, replaces with iPad4

Discussion in 'Apple' started by mattCR, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. mattCR

    mattCR Well-Known Member
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    So, the iPad4 goes back into production to replace the iPad2 which is now going out of production. The iPad4 now becomes the 'entry' iPad, selling at $399.

    http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/18/apple-ipad-2-retina-fourth-gen/
    This is really about setting a low end model that isn't completely overshadowed by Amazon, Samsung, etc. units. The iPad2 was pretty long in tooth at this point and needed to be kicked.
     
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    Recently bought a 4 for Christmas, and my reaction looking at the iPad 2 was just to use it as an archive reference to compare it to all the new features on the 4 and Air. 720p video, 30 pin connection--"Okay, I get the idea, I should get the new one! :blink: "

    It's like watching Amazon sell the Paperwhite Kindle as a new "cool" alternative, but Apple isn't fooled as easily about how much the people want "cheaper" lower-tech models just to keep from retiring the old model off shelves.
     
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    Man...I just bought an Air yesterday as a gift because the recipient wanted a Retina display. If I waited a day I could have saved 100 bucks.
     

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