Did Apple buy back all iPad 2 stock?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Oman, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Oman macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    I am wondering why there has not been a blow out of 32Gb and 64Gb iPad 2's since the New iPad was released. When iPad 2 came out, retailers cut the price of the first iPad in half and various stores and even AT&T was having blow out sales. I recall the 64GB selling for 499$ So what happen to all the iPad 2's the retailers had in stock?
  2. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2010
    Apple is still offering the iPad 2 as the $399 model (for now). There is no reason for them to buy back any stock.
  3. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I would think that Apple may pull any stock from retailers to use as replacements for when current iPad 2 units may fail or get damaged.

    Just a thought. I do not know for sure.

    BTW, this was my 1000th post in 3 years. :D
  4. xyphr3 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Congrats. I would say that your deductions make the most sense about using them for replacement units.
  5. Oman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    They are only offering the 16GB model for sale. However the question was what happen to all the 32Gb abd 64Gb that were in the hands of retailers.

    I agree that the stock left over could be used for replacements which of course means Apple would have recalled all the stock. Anyone work retail have an idea?
  6. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Best Buy is still selling their old stock.
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Seems same thing going on as last year - prices were cut by $100 across the board back on the 7th. BestBuy and Target and Microcenter all have stock, albeit it's spotty as they're not restocking 32's and 64's.

    I believe AT&T's deeper cuts last year came a week or so after release, so perhaps you'll see further cuts in a few days. Right now they're $100 off of new 32's and 64's, $200 off refurbs.
  8. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2010
    Oh, yeah---I guess I didn't think about the non-16 GB models. I imagine that they don't want those sitting on shelves anymore.
  9. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007

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