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Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zellio, Oct 23, 2013.
It's extremely out of date...
I suspect it will fade out in tandem with dropping the 1st gen mini.
They are essentially the same thing, in terms of components and screen resolution. Makes sense to stop sourcing the parts for both at the same time, while putting to rest the 1024x768 displays.
They going to sell it forever!! Or it seems so....
Is it the last device they sell with the 30 pin charge/sync port? I would have thought by now they would have eradicated it.
It's still a solid product, it works fine on iOS 7, does everything the new "iPad air" does except for the display and kazillion times the graphic/cpu performance ( lolwut)
They still sell the iPhone 4S with a 30-pin connector, so I suspect the iPad 2 will be discontinued at the iPad update after the iPhone 4S is discontinued next fall.
iPod classic. Last updated in 2008 but is basically the same model as was released in 2007. So six years and counting...
And the iPod Shuffle!
Oh yeah.. I forgot they still sold those.
My guess is they will sell it for as long as there are people willing to buy it. When people stop buying it, I am pretty sure they will stop selling it.
You're extremely short sighted and obviously don't see the big picture. There are 3 reasons where you don't know what you're complaining about:
1) You aren't a business. A lot of corporations and businesses have invested in 30-pin iPad accessories. They also buy iPads by the hundreds or thousands. Do the math. $100 saved ($130 with the adapter included when upgrading) on every iPad can mean millions saved overall.
2) The psychological. Not everyone can tell the difference between an iPad 2 and a retina iPad, my parents included. They see price with perfect clarity. If they see two devices that do the same basic tasks, and one is $100 cheaper, guess what, that's what they're going for. People seem to be buying them in droves still, so who cares.
3) Margin. Apple is a business, regardless of what shiny, squishy, cute message they convey during their keynotes. They are making iPad 2s for pennies on the dollar. And people are STILL buying them at the $399 price point. If you were selling a product for 45% margin one year, then 75% margin the next year with a good number of people/companies STILL buying, would you stop offering it? You'd be a moron if you did.
Business 101 kiddo.
Until people stop buying it...i mean those sales numbers are ridiculous!
once morons stop buying them for their parents and grandparents
speak with your wallets !!! look at the prices of data service once people started jumping on prepaid
When people stop buying them.
I think it's a great idea keeping these as the low end. Upgrade the cpu, and it's still a very attractive package.
Just get these into as many hands as possible
(Unless of course they are Somali pirates going real hi-tech )
The iPad 2 is a commercial/corporate device.
I'm surprised it's still worth that much.
You don't have to buy it if it doesn't suit your needs.
Keeping the iPad 2 around is a brilliant move. It's a great option for parents who want to buy it for the kids and also for seniors who even with 2 sets of reading glasses couldn't tell the difference between retina and non-retina. They are keeping customers in their ecosystem who may have chosen a less expensive android/surface tablet if an iPad air was their only choice.
Until it no longer supports the current iOS.
Not for $399. That should be the cost of the iPad 4. This is just a money grab to a ridiculous degree. Only one hundred less for almost three year old tech? There is no way Apple can justify that price and are going after those who don't know any better.
The iPad 2 could likely do fine for people that already own it and see no reason to upgrade yet not to purchase a new one for $399.
No way they should put the iPad 4 as the "entry" level model from a business point of view as it's nearly what the iPad Air is inside apart from CPU and of course it's weight.
In fact they can't have put any of the old retina models in place as it probably would poach too many potential iPad Air sales despite having older hardware.
Whilst I don't agree with the pricing of the iPad 2, they can't put much else in its place, granted it perhaps should have a spec bump to keep it fresh, maybe "iPad 2s"?
I know people would like the opinion of an iPad 4 for $399 (likey easy to find as a store really cannot sell it for the same as the iPad 5. If they wish to sell the iPad 2 it really should be a lot cheaper then $399. Even $299 is pushing it.
They should keep selling it. It means my iPad 2 isn't out of date
I agree, then again if it was at $299 then it would probably take a few more of the iPad mini's sales granted not perhaps as majorly so due to the size differences.
Well said brother and perfectly put.