1st Gen iPad To Be budget Model?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BergerFan, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I was wondering if Apple planned to keep selling the 1st generation iPad, at a lower price point($350-400), like the iPhone, or stop selling it completely, when the iPad 2 is released.
    Selling it lower would practically kill the budget tablet market as well.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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  3. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Word also is of severe production constraints for the touchscreen/display, and the demand on the flash memory is also tight.

    Simply a lack of parts
     
  4. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it as well... The iPad is not subsidized like the iPhone, so there is no real incentive with creating a "budget" market. In the future when the tablet market itself becomes more established then I can see different reasons in having a "budget" market.
     
  6. BergerFan thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not sure if it's just to clear remaining inventory, or wether Apple will keep producing them, but it looks like a yes!
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's in the clearance section of the Apple Store. That means it's discontinued.
     

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