Apple Announces iPad 4 Relaunch, Confirms 8 GB iPhone 5c Limited to Select Countries

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    After the fourth-generation iPad reappeared on Apple's online storefront earlier today, the company has issued a press release confirming the return of the device to the company's product lineup. The iPad with Retina Display will replace the iPad 2 as the company's entry-level full-sized tablet option.
    The 16 GB WiFi-only iPad 4 is available for $399, while the WiFi + Cellular model starts at $529 in the U.S., with both black and white color options available. The iPad with Retina Display will be sold through the Apple Online Store, Apple's retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers. Customers looking for additional storage capacity beyond 16 GB must purchase the iPad Air, which is available in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB options.

    In line with earlier rumors, Apple today also started selling a new 8 GB iPhone 5c in select countries. The new 8 GB model with five color options is available in Apple's UK online store for £429 unlocked, making it £40 cheaper than the comparable 16 GB model.

    Distribution of the new lower-capacity model is, however, rather limited, with Apple confirming to Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt that the 8 GB model will only be available in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and China.

    Article Link: Apple Announces iPad 4 Relaunch, Confirms 8 GB iPhone 5c Limited to Select Countries
     
  2. Alphabetize, Mar 18, 2014
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    Has the iPad 2 been discontinued finally?
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if they will sell the 5c 8GB, but they will offer it for sale in select countries :)
     
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    How is this story any different than the one below it?
     
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    They're really going to milk this iPad line, aren't they?
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I cant believe this. Instead of pushing out old products again, they should Focus on new ones.

    Apple is lost.
     
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    This is a pretty decent idea. The iPad 4 is still a powerful tablet, it doesn’t have anything “missing” like the iPad 2 ... and it only gives up some small % of performance and dimension for $100 savings (if you’re only considering a full sized iPad).

    :cool:
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    No iOS 8 for iPad 2?

    Does this signal the end of iOS upgrades for iPad 2? if iPad 2 doesn't get iOS 8, then probably iPad 3 won't
     
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    is this the first time Apple has started re-selling a product they previously had discontinued?
     
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    “The iPad line sets the gold-standard in mobile computing......."

    Shouldn't that be the rMBP?
    I thought the iPad Air sets the gold-standard in tablet computing/usage.
     
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    This discontinuing and relaunching of old products seems very un-apple like. They seem lost. I don't even usually say this, but Steve REALLY wouldn't have let this happen. Apple is supposed to move forward, not backward.
     
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    Better the iPad 4 as a cheaper option than the iPad 2. The iPad 4 is far more an appealing option for today's consumer.
     
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    I don't think bringing old products back to market in exactly the same form that they were originally sold has that greater effect on the development of new products
     
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    Anyone who shelled out $400 for an iPad 2 in the last couple of months is probably fuming right now.
     
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    To be honest, even as an iPad 3 owner judging by how iOS 7.0 ran on it I hope it doesn't, especially since it will automatically be downloaded even if I don't want it because it runs terrible.

    My iPad 3 is fine with 7.1 but it was a total mess on 7.0.

    I'd say it is very likely they will both be dropped together. It's not as bad as it used to be since now if Apps stop supporting the old iOS the App Store now has old version.
     
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    How are people complaining about this move? Clearly the ipad 4 is more suitable at $399 than the ipad 2 was.
     
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    boooooo!!! They needed to sell the iPad 2 up till WWDC so the iPad 2 got iOS 8!!!!

    Oh well.... since they still sell the 4S, iPod Touch 5 and iPad Mini non retina... surely they'll have to support it. Not to mention the fact that it was sold up until today and dropping support for a product after a couple of months would be pretty dodgy (Well the iPod touch 4th gen had that happen, but it was truly dreadful in iOS 6, where as the iPad 2 runs iOS 7 well)

    Plus I read somewhere that there are still a massive amount of people who use the iPad 2... they'd annoy people by dropping support.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    I kinda agree with this statement. It's the exact same feeling I got when I read this news.
     
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    Is the 2 unknown iPad model code during the 7.1 launch about these 2 iPads (Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular)?
     
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    How about a new Mac Book Pro????
     
  22. macrumors 65816

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    Umm, educational eMac post iMac G4 introduction? Steve did this.
     
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    That would be terrible!! Considering Apple's new approach, where all the post iOS 7 Apple Apps were not made compatible with iOS 6, it would be a disaster. My iPad 2 ran iOS 7 fine!! I hope they aren't going to drop support. The iPad 3 is too young to loose support and the iPad 2 was still sold up to today + shares components with the 4S, Mini and iPod touch 5th gen.
     
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    Please do a favor for me.

    Please turn "Reduce Motion" ON, and tell me if you have any animation when entering/exiting the Multi-tasking/App Switching Mode.

    Do you see a Fade animation effect when in this mode using on 7.1, or do you see No animation effect at all when in this mode, just a 1-2 second delay between your input and the instant jump into/out from that mode without any transition animation effect?

    Please let me know what you see on your iPad 3 with 7.1 in this mode.

    Thanks.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    So, Apple's iPad line up still has Air, Mini and Original form factors, this is an upgrade to the Original form factor that phases out the non-retina screen. What's the problem?

    Would the moaners in this thread rather Apple poured money into a new type of Original sized Retina iPad that was more like the 2? Why?
     

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