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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001


As noted by The Loop, AT&T has once again slashed pricing on the 3G-capable models of the first-generation iPad, knocking another $100 of the 16 GB and 32 GB models and $200 off of the 64 GB model. On top of the original $100 discount that went into effect when the iPad 2 was announced, pricing is now set at $429 for the 16 GB 3G model and curiously at $529 for either the 32 GB or 64 GB model.


Despite the advertisement, the 32 GB model is currently showing as out of stock on AT&T's website, although it seems obvious that any customers at this point would opt for the 64 GB model at the same price point anyway.

The clearance pricing comes with the caveat that no returns or exchanges are permitted, but any purchases would of course be fully covered by Apple's warranty and Genius Bar support.

Apple's own clearance pricing for first-generation iPad 3G pricing remains at $529/$629/$729 with the original $100 discount.

Article Link: AT&T Slashes Prices on First-Generation 3G iPads to $429-$529


macrumors newbie
Mar 17, 2011
ummm besides for the fact that these are iPad 1's who in their right mind would buy a 32gb if they could get a 64gb for exactly the same price???


macrumors 604
Jul 6, 2009
That's a pretty good deal if you just want a device to browse the web on the train or something.


macrumors 65816
Aug 7, 2007
ummm besides for the fact that these are iPad 1's who in their right mind would buy a 32gb if they could get a 64gb for exactly the same price???

It most likely means they have too many 64GB versions. That's an insane deal for a great device.


macrumors regular
Jun 16, 2009
Since Apple hasn't announced a price cut to match this, a wifi 64gb from Apple would cost you $599 while a 3G model from AT&T would only set you back $529. You'd be saving money by getting 3G.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 5, 2009
That is a great deal! I just might have to jump on it since I don't need the cameras on the iPad 2.


macrumors regular
Apr 20, 2010
western us
Do you have to get a data plan with this? Say's 14.99 data plan required.

No Service Commitment. Min. $14.99/mo. Data plan required. No refunds or exchanges permitted on iPad® purchased at promotional pricing. Limited time offer, while supplies last.
yea - not sure what that means the first sentence contradicts the third and fourth sentences.


Aug 19, 2002
Mid-West USA
Well if this kind of history repeats itself it is going to get pretty cutthroat on pricing next time people want to upgrade and sell their old iPad.
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macrumors 68040
Jun 13, 2008
Well that sure screws my plan to eBay my iPad 1 (32GB AT&T) for $450 - $500 to offset the cost of upgrading to the 2. I'll be lucky to get $400 now.

I may just sit on it for a while until AT&T sells out. Not sure how long that will take.


macrumors 601
Oct 6, 2008
Awesome deal for the 64GB, for the others not so much. Still ok, but not quite the same discount.


macrumors 68000
Mar 10, 2003
Difference between iPad and iPad 2 are not trivial but neither is the price reflected with this AT&T promotion. I patiently waited a year and am schedule to obtain 64GB 3G iPad 2 in April. Why am I not impelled to cancel the order and buy the original iPad for almost half the price?

yea - not sure what that means the first sentence contradicts the third and fourth sentences.

I think you mean it contradicts the second and third sentences. Apparently the disclaimer refers to the requirement to purchase a month-to-month plan for optional 3G coverage.


macrumors 68000
Jan 5, 2010
Almost Rock Solid
Apple could keep the old model around for $100 less

I used to think Apple would keep the previous year's low-end iPads around at $100 less. Exactly like they do with iPhone. But things are very different in the smart phone vs. pad computer markets. Plenty of competition in the former, near-zero competition in the latter.

Now I don't think Apple needs to discount old model iPads. They will only do that if it's necessary. If and when there is any serious competition, and only if that competition sells for less than the newest iPad models. And that might never happen.


macrumors 601
Aug 31, 2007
Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
Who want's to call AT&T and ask if the DATA plan on the contradictory website is mandatory? I don't because I hate talking to them.

add: In other words, can I buy this with NO STRINGS ATTACHED, no data, no service plan, no chain, no ball.

Who want's to do it? :)
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