I've got a friend who's been thinking about buying an iPad but hasn't pulled the trigger. I just got a groupon email touting an iPad 4 with 64mb/wifi/4g/LTE for Verizon or Sprint for $570. I go over to Apple and the iPad with Retina Display (which I believe is the iPad 4) only comes with 16mb. So I guess it's being phased out.
I can only compare the Groupon offer to the prices for the iPad Air, though I'm not sure how fair that is. When I look at Apples comparison chart, I see the Air is smaller (though not drastically) and lighter (almost half a pound, that's noticeable), and the Air has a newer and I presume faster processor.
Am I right the the iPad 4 is the iPad with Retina display and is the $570 a good price?
When I bought my iPad 2 (wifi only) I was told that with the cellular version there was no contract. I could start the service and pay for a month's usage and cancel anytime I wanted. Is that still true? I haven't seen anything on the Groupon page explaining whether a cellular contract is required or not.
BTW, I just noticed that the 64gm is only in Verizon now and they have a 128gb version for $650.
I was also going to tell him he needs to write a list of what he wants to do with the tablet and to also consider one of the Kindle Fires. Anyone have a Kindle Fire?
Here's a llink to Apples comparison chart: http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/