Don't know if this has been asked....

lugworm

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Everyone seems to be anticipating an ipad 2 price drop when ipad 3 hits the shops.
How much did ipad 1 reduce in price when ipad 2 was launched ?

Just wondering.
 

Ivan P

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There was no reduction in price; it was taken off the shelves.
Actually, the iPad 1 was reduced in price by $100 between the time the iPad 2 was announced to when it was released. I know it's not the same as a price drop when the new model was up for sale, but it's still a price drop related to its' release.
 

jeremyshaw

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So what makes people think apple won't do the same with ipad2 ?
Unlike the iPad 1, the iPad 2 will not be hopelessly outdated when the iPad 3 presumeably launches. It will still be relevent, and some people are hoping the iPad line will follow the iPhone lineup - where a lower version of the previous gen is sold at a lower price, in order to attract more people to getting an iOS tablet.
 

lugworm

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Thanks for the replies.
Looks like I'll be waiting until March then....
 

Betonyjoy

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There was no reduction in price; it was taken off the shelves.
Not true! I bought an original iPad 3 weeks ago from a major computer retailer in the UK. It cost £249 (about $384) which was £100 off the original price. I believe I may have bought the last one at that price though, as it went up again to its original price. I haven't checked since though, so it may now have been withdrawn
 
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