iPad 2 WiFi-only Price Cut Down To $399, 3G Version Only $529


08.03.2012

iPad 2 WiFi-only Price Cut Down To $399, 3G Version Only $529

Yesterday, Apple announced the new iPad tablet, a device that comes with an amazing 9.7-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, helped by a powerful graphics processing unit. The new iOS tablet features a dual-core A5X chipset, basically an A5 SoC on steroids. At the same event, the Cupertino-based giant also announced the new prices of the iPad 2.

Because Apple urgently need a tablet to compete on the mid-end segment, the price of the iPad 2 WiFi-only version have been dropped $100. Starting yesterday, the entry level Apple iOS tablet has a price tag of $399, while the company’s iPad 2 WiFi + 3G version is available in stores for $529. An attractive offer, I’d say.

It was previously rumored that Apple will continue to sell iPad 2 with a price cut applied and the officials of the iPhone maker confirmed this at yesterday’s event. The Cupertino-based company used the price cut strategy on the members of the iPhone family and now they decided to drop the price of the entry-level iPad at $399. Thus the 16GB WiFi only model will now become the low-cost alternative of the iPad line-up, as Apple tries to penetrate a market that so far was dominated by 7-inch tablets.

For those of you who are not aware of the technical specifications of the Apple iOS-powered tablet, iPad 2 comes with a dual-core A5 CPU clocked at 1GHz, 512GB of RAM, 9.7-inch LCD IPS with a screen resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixels, 0.7 megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording support at 30 fps and 5x digital zoom, while the user-facing VGA camera is dedicated to FaceTime video-conferences. When the iPad 2 was introduced, Apple announced that the Li-Po 6,930 mAh battery can keep the iOS tablet awake for 10 hours.

Everything is up to you now, as you are the one who decides if the new iPad 2 price is a bargain or a rip off. After you make up your mind, please let us know. The comments section below is all yours!

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