Projected iPad 2 Pricing?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ctoth666, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. ctoth666 macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    I've finally decided to enter the market for an iPad and I'm keen on the iPad 2, but the pricing has me curious. Apple will be dropping it soon altogether, but the price remains $399 + tax. It's now three generations old and has been succeeded by the iPad mini. I figure demand will be plummeting, but what about the price? If and when can I expect the price of the iPad 2 to come down?
  2. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    It's 2 generations old, not 3.
  3. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    Try the refurb store. I don't see the price coming down anytime soon. They're just dropping the iPad 3 altogether, not slotting it down to take the iPad 2's spot in the $399 price point. I think they'll keep it around for at least another year.
  4. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    iPad 2 is still around and it's $399., look for the iPad 3 that was discontinued
  5. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    Here in Sweden brand new IPad 2s are now sold at same price as IPad mini by some of apples authorized resellers.
  6. ctoth666 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    That's the sort of pricing I'm looking for. But this is Apple...

    The iPad mini boasts all of the specs of the iPad 2 and has improved hardware and a few extras. I really feel that it should be priced less than the mini, but obviously they want to bump mini sales. They should at least be the same price now.
  7. Markdek, Oct 26, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012

    Markdek macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Who cares...I'm guessing, in the end, the iPad 2 will have a "supported" 3 (maybe even 4) year life span......and that's amazing for a mobile device by Apple.....this says it all
  8. ctoth666 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    It is amazing. It's why I'm interested in it more-so than the 3 or 4 or mini. I know it dropped to $299 previously, and I was going to hold-out until it dropped that low again.
  9. Markdek macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2012
    I didn't know it ever dropped to $299?...I bought mine in the spring for $399 when the iPad 3 came out....cheaper, lighter, thinner, and does what I wanted. I did not get the new cpu upgraded one.

    If I was buying new now, I'd certainly look at the 4, the mini, the Nexus 7 (32gb), etc. But I'm still happy w/ the iPad 2.

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