Apple Discontinues iPad 2 and Brings Back iPad 4 for $399

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  1. RaduTyrsina

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    When Apple launched the iPad Air and the Retina display iPad Mini, it was surprising to see the Cupertino giant discontinue the iPad 4 and choose to maintain sales of the already 2-year old iPad 2. Of course, it made sense for Apple, since it was much cheaper to make an iPad 2, thus having bigger profit margins, and plus, there was still demand, coming from schools and enterprise users. But this demand has now apparently decreased nd Apple has finally replaced the second-generation iPad 2 with the newer iPad 4.

    Thus, the single non-Retina display iPad currently in Apple’s offer remains the original iPad Mini. The iPad 4 will be available only in the 16GB storage capacity and will cost $399 for the WiFi only version and $529 for the WiFi + Cellular one. Also, now all of Apple’s iPad devices are on the new Lightning connector, since the iPad 2 was the last one to use the 30-pin adaptor.

    The fourth-generation iPad with Retina display can be acquired from Apple’s online store in Black or White colors. Nothing has changed with the iPad 4, as it comes with the same tech specs that it had at the launch. Apple’s move is apparently part of a bigger strategy to come up with products that would appeal to budget-conscious users and those from emerging markets. Also today, Apple has released a new version of the iPhone 5c, a cheaper 8GB model.

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  2. AQ_OC

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    Finally, a smart move.
     
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    Good move Apple!!
     
  4. Ser Aphim

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    Smart move. The iPad 2 will not do any more good to apple.
     
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    I have an iPad 4, excellent device!
     
  6. s2mikey

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    They should have done this right when the Air was released. Think of those poor souls and school systems that did buy a bunch of second gen units. Pretty lame of apple to string this out as long as they did. Bleh.
     
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    IPad 4 with only 16 GB. What were they thinking. Everyone I know wants more than that. What was the thinking behind making with 16GB
     
  8. orion

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    ipad 2 is still a useful device. I was using it for loads of things until I upgraded to iPad mini 2 last November.

    Now that it's being discontinued, I'm glad that I traded it in when I did.

    16 GB of memory won't do squat imo. I needed 32 GB and I just have documens and apps on my device.
     
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    I want to get rid of my IPAD 2. Nothing but trouble since day one. The king of crashes.
     
  10. Ken Kremer

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    Does this mean that Apple will not support the iPad2 any more.
     

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