iPad 2 Cost Estimate

Discussion in 'iPad' started by whocaresit, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. whocaresit, Jan 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011

    whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    I was wondering, while retaining the current gen high-resolution display and ONE mega pixel rear cam :eek:
    Will Apple be able to sell us the next generation tablet at the same low cost of $499 and still make profit?
  2. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I would assume yes. It looks that way. Apple is trying to squeeze 1 megapixel camera and updrade spec slightly to keep it at 499 dollars base price.

    However, if iPad gets Retina display, ( it won't btw) I expect the base price to increase to 599 dollars at least.
  3. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    Following their recent product pricing changes from first generation to second generation, you should expect much more value for the dollar insofar as specs are concerned. I wouldn't be surprised to see the lowest storage space model to be at a very competitive price point (e.g. $399), thus lowering the entry bar for many. I've heard of a few people who are growing to the idea of an iPad, but feel that the price tag is too high currently.
  4. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    iPad 2011 pricing:

    iPad 1 16GB: $399 (maybe new 8GB version)
    iPad 2 32GB: $499
    iPad 2 64GB: $599
    iPad 2 128GB: $749

    3G upgrade might be lowered to $100.

    If they go retina:

    32GB: $599
    64GB: $699
    128GB: $849
  5. jmpnop macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    The cost of iPad is estimated to be in the range of 250$-350$ (WiFi 16GB - WiFi + 3G 64GB). They're already making a huge profit. Whatever update they bring, its still profitable for them. If they increase the price, they are just greedy. I really doubt they'll bring Retina to iPad so early. If you look at iPhone 3GS, it had a due to upgrade the screen. But they didn't. Only when 800X480 became standard on Android high-end phones, they introduced Retina display. If Xoom is going to have 1280X800 screen I'm pretty sure Apple won't update. And moreover 326ppi screen looks far from feasible on a tablet device. I still can't imagine a 10" inch screen boasting way higher resolution than my monitor (1920X1080)...
  6. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    I believe the 1mp camera unit will be costing Apple around 4 dollars. If not less. The iPhone 4 camera units 5mp version was supposed to cost them under 10 dollars almost a year ago.
  7. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2010
    But the iPad 3 will have a 5mp (and iPhone 5 a 8mp :)), and 1mp to 5mp is a big jump and I would upgrade.
  8. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Good now we wont be overcharged for a stupid hi quality camera which I already have on my phone...
  9. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
    8GB? Seriously? You really think they'll introduce an 8GB model? I think that's ridiculous. I don't even expect this years iPod Touch to have an 8GB base model. 16GB is now the standard for 2011. They've had 8GB long enough. Just sayin'.
  10. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Indeed, I'm glad I won't have to pay the extra seven dollars the 5MP unit would cost me over the 1MP unit.
  11. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States

    While I do realize many iPad owners already have a higher quality camera on their smartphone, what's wrong with the option? Again, I'm really hoping for 5MP. Even for iPad 3, I don't think anything higher is necessary. It's main purpose isn't to replace your camera. Your phone? Yeah, sure, but not some gigantic slate. Give me one reason why the iPad 3 should have an 8MP shooter. 5MP is good, an even medium, but 1MP is pretty lame. It doesn't cost that much to bump it up by 4MP. Stop complaining!*

    *btw, this isn't directed specifically at your post, Piggie, it's just the one I happened to quote ;)
  12. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    You know the sad thing, that's true about all of this.

    If Apple fit a 1MP camera on the back it will be deemed right as there is no need for anything more.
    If Apple fit a 5MP camera on the back it will be deemed right as Apple only fit quality items.

    That's the depressing part of the whole thing, the amount of people who cannot dare to question the almighty.

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