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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lugworm, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. lugworm macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There was no reduction in price; it was taken off the shelves.
     
  3. lugworm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So what makes people think apple won't do the same with ipad2 ?
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  5. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    Unlike the iPad 1, the iPad 2 will not be hopelessly outdated when the iPad 3 presumeably launches.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.
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    Not so.

    Apple reduced the prices by $100 to clear out the old stock. The rumour is that the iPad 2 will be sold along side the new model but we'll have to wait and see if that is true.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    True, and I had forgotten about that.
     
  8. lugworm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Looks like I'll be waiting until March then....
     
  9. Betonyjoy macrumors newbie

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    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 I haven't checked since though, so it may now have been withdrawn
     

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