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

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    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.

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    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
     
  2. shartypants macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's cheap! Great deal for those not needing the iPad 2.
     
  3. tvfreak27 macrumors newbie

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    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???
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That's a pretty good deal if you just want a device to browse the web on the train or something.
     
  5. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    It most likely means they have too many 64GB versions. That's an insane deal for a great device.
     
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    Do you have to get a data plan with this? Say's 14.99 data plan required.
     
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    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.
     
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    They'll make up the difference with the data plans.
     
  10. alana22 macrumors regular

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    Hardly outdated.
     
  11. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    That is a great deal! I just might have to jump on it since I don't need the cameras on the iPad 2.
     
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    Agreed. Mine still seems to be working.
     
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    yea - not sure what that means the first sentence contradicts the third and fourth sentences.
     
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    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.
     
  15. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
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    I think it means that you have to sign up for the data plan for the first month but you are free to cancel it after that.

    I could be wrong though....
     
  17. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Awesome deal for the 64GB, for the others not so much. Still ok, but not quite the same discount.
     
  18. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    what..it wont run 65000 apps, stream netflix, videos and surf the web?
     
  19. Kwill macrumors 68000

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    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?

    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.
     
  20. vincenz macrumors 601

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    A damn good deal for those looking for original iPads.
     
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    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.
     
  22. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Data plan is required for 3G. Not for wireless.
     
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    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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