What Will Happen to iPad with the iPad 2 Release?
Apple has started manufacturing the iPad 2, according to the latest news.
While Apple’s device enthusiasts are excited to lay their hands on the iPad 2, others are probably wondering on the future of the current tablet with the arrival of the second generation tablet.
The original iDevice currently makes the consumers crazy. But will Apple continue to promote and give the device importance when the most awaited iPad 2 is released in the market?
Let’s discuss on how the life of other Apple devices ended with the arrival of the new and upgraded version of each gadget.
Based on the analyst’s point of view, Apple’s old devices went out of nowhere in the Apple online store after a new models were released
This is what happened to the high-end MacBook that first went on sale, and finally vanished from the list of products that you can purchase on the Apple store online.
The same path was followed by iPhone 3G with the release of the iPhone 4.
The popular iDevice went on discounted rate when the iPhone 4 arrived. Currently, the iPhone 4 is in however it’s expected to drop its price to $99 when the new king arrives: the iPhone 5.
The current tablet can follow the say path as the smaller Apple devices, but there are also valid reasons that will make the current iPad stay longer.
A lot of companies will release tablet computer competitors hoping to throw Apple out of the monopoly. So Apple will probably keep the original iPad for a year or so with a lower price to keep a good grip of the consumers.
These are predictable price comparisons:
Original Wi-Fi iPad at 16 GB – $399
Original 3G iPad at 16 GB – $499
iPad 2 Wi-Fi at 32 GB (hopefully 64 GB, but we’ll see) – $599
iPad 2 3G at 32 (maybe 64) GB – $729
iPad 2 Wi-Fi at 64 GB (though I’m really hoping for 128 GB) – $699
iPad 2 3G at 64 (maybe 128) GB – $829
Another point is the original iPad’s stable status in the market. There is no need for Apple and Apple store branches around the world to adjust for this tablet when it comes for production and marketing scheme.
This will also help the company from future production problem of the second generation tablet based on customer’s demand since most will settle with the first generation iPad because of its lower price.
The only potent competitor of the iPad is Samsung Galaxy Tab, but this device has been thrown out by Apple because of the price difference.
Current iPad owners don’t need to worry that much since the device maybe phased out from the Apple online store, but that won’t happen right away.
Not even after the release of the iPad 2.
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