ebay buyers are pretty slow to catch on to any price drops. ebay it within the week and you should be good.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.
The price for the 64GB is online ONLY. I called my local store to see if I could go pick one up and they said not for that price, the other two are offered in store at the online price.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?
"So, you can't order one of these w/out adding at least the 14.99 plan to the order. Of course, you can cancel this after the first month.
This is a pass.
Update the front page to reflect the plan requirements MR.
I would think if someone was buying a 3G model, (s)he would want to try out the Data Plan for at least a month. Otherwise, the wifi model would be purchased -- $15 is not a deal breaker (and it's waved the first month).Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)
Or maybe...Minimum... available (required) is a 14.99 Plan for all devices. But you're not required to have a plan at all.
Also good for businesses that use iPads for menus or hospital staff for browsing patient data. I don't know if educational discounts would beat this price or not, but if they don't, then this could be good for a few schools that might want to use iPads in pilot programs for students.That's a pretty good deal if you just want a device to browse the web on the train or something.
I talked to AT&T. I'll settle the confusion.Or maybe...Minimum... available (required) is a 14.99 Plan for all devices. But you're not required to have a plan at all.
3G may be overkill for restaurant menus but business managers that wish to supply a workforce with iPads are concerned about aggregate cost. When purchasing 10, 50 or 100 units, it's hard to ignore savings up to $300 each.Also good for businesses that use iPads for menus or hospital staff for browsing patient data... for students.
As someone who generally likes ATT, that kinda stinks. Why would anyone extend their phone contract and be locked in when the newer iPhones come out in a few months. OR even the 'bigger' upgrades next year (if Apple follows suit for previous iPhone upgrades). If it were an iPad 2, I could maybe see it. But for an iPad 1 that can be had in used channels for less and no commitment? What a horrible loss leader, IMO.]Ok? It's all figured out, but AT&T is playing loose with the terms 'no commitment', while still having a '2 year commitment'.
Uh... They already are.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.
Apparently the guy I sold my 1st Gen 64GB 3G iPad to just two days ago for $595! I think I did alright! It was 1 year old, btw! Oh, and had a chip in the antenna! Oops!Who wants outdated tech?