With the new iPad launching and everybody being so excited to get their hands on the device finally, the iPad 2 has been cast into a corner of great shadows. What is Apple to do in these circumstances? Well the same thing it does, whenever it launches a successor. Drop some prices.
The Apple website canâ€™t keep up with all the demand coming from interested costumers wanting to buy the new iPad and most people wouldnâ€™t even bother to check other sections. Big mistake! A quick look at the â€œRefurbishedâ€ section of the online Store revealed some jolly good news for buyersâ€™ wallets. If your short on cash at the moment, but you are still dying to own an iPad, you can now purchase the already out-of-fashion tablet (I am talking about the iPad 2) for a price of $349 for the 16GB model.
The fall in price was reported was reported the morning after the big iPad 3 event and cumulated into a total 20% percent decrease. Before the iPad 3 came out, the refurbished model of the predecessor was available to interested costumers for $420 .
Puzzling enough, Apple announced that brand new 16GB Wi-Fi 3G enabled models of the iPad 2 will be from now on sold at the lighter price of $399. Thatâ€™s only $50 more than the refurbished model weâ€™ve just been talking about.
Refurbished models have been gaining a lot of popularity these days because they are viable alternatives. Apple tests out these models before sending them out and awards them a one-year warranty, a brand new battery and an outer shell.
Apple drops refurbished 16GB Wi-FI iPad 2 price to $349 - AppleInsider