Should we expect an iPad 1 price drop?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vzwiphone, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. vzwiphone macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    When the iPad 2 is released or will it just be discontinued?
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    For computers, Apple usually discontinues them. However, for the iPhone they have kept the old version around at a discounted price.

    Not sure what they will do for the iPad, but if I had to guess - I think Apple will discontinue the first generation iPad and you will not be able to purchase from Apple. You might however, find it at other retailers at a discount until they are sold out.
  3. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    Does anyone think Apple will offer the first gen iPad at $399, say for an 8gb model, the way they are doing with the iPhone 3GS for $99 (now $49) when the iPhone 4 came out?

    I can see both sides of the argument...
  4. Zelnaga macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2010
    3rd party suppliers will or ....

    iPad 32GB £510 Apple
    iPad 32GB £300 eBay

    Get apple care and youll be laughing.

    Mind you depending on what Apple announce tomorrow. Ill see whether iPad 2 is worth the purchase.
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Regularly I'd say "No" but the marketing advantage of saying "The Apple iPad - Starting at $399" is pretty powerful in deterring people from getting an $800 Xoom.
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. It will be interesting to see what Apple does.
  7. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    While there is some chance that Apple will keep the iPad 1 around, I don't think that they will.

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