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Apple kills the iPad2, replaces with iPad4


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#1 of 3 mattCR

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Posted March 18 2014 - 06:07 AM

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....ina-fourth-gen/

 

When Apple launched the iPad Air, it swiftly kicked the fourth-generation iPad to the curb, but kept the iPad 2 around as an "entry level" option. At the same time as the company has tweaked the iPhone lineup, it's also pulling a switcheroo in the tablet space -- dumping the iPad 2 and replacing it with the Retina-and-Lightning model. The unit is back on the Apple store for the same price as the Retina iPad Mini, so now it's just a decision as to what size slab your hands can carry.

 

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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Posted March 18 2014 - 06:13 AM

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....ina-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.

 

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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Posted March 18 2014 - 11:28 AM

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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