Should we expect an iPad 1 price drop?

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

  1. vzwiphone macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Agreed. It will be interesting to see what Apple does.
     
  7. ditzy macrumors 68000

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

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