iPad 3 Prices
IPad 3 prices are mere rumors at the moment. The new iPad has yet to emerge on the scene (although technology experts are certain the device will emerge in the United States by the end of 2012). The Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes predicts that the new iPad device will cost initially $399, $200 more than the Kindle Fire that just emerged this past December 2011. The current iPad device on the market is rumored to lower to $299 by the time the new one emerges. The site gdeluxe.com claims that the new iPad will run anywhere from $579-$899, depending on the memory and 3G wireless features and whether or not you want them in the new device. Mobility Feeds stated in August 2011 that it believed the new iPad would only cost $499. GizmoSpecs reports that the new iPad would cost anywhere from $800 to $900. IPad 3 Today predicts that the new device would cost $529. Earlier this year, ZD Net dispelled the rumor that the new iPad would sell for $299. If anything, there is much speculation that the old iPad could drop in price by $100 after the new device goes on the market. The idea of the new device selling for that much, however, could be a result of wishful thinking rather than careful analysis, although The Space Lab seems to think the new iPad’s icloud storage capability may cheapen prices a bit.
The iPad 3 release date is in speculation mode as well. The Space Lab places the due date for the new device in the first week of March 2012, as does IB Times, which follows the statements of “All Things D,” an investigator and reporter of Apple products and timelines. According to the site (All Things D), Apple’s new CEO has declared March 2012 to be the date when the iPad 3 will be released. The new device is rumored to contain a newer operating system (IOS 5.1), increased battery life, improved cameras, and a full high-definition (HD) screen that is 2048 x 1536 pixels. There will be two models of the third-generation device: one that is simply wi-fi, the other that is GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication), CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access), and global LTE (Long Term Evolution) all in one. Both will contain the above features in addition to a quad-core A6 chip for faster processing and speed. This iPad “3G” will have some special technology implanted within the device. It may be the most technologically versatile product humanity has ever seen.
Other dates suggest the end of March. One such example is from SoshiTech.com, who estimates that the third-generation iPad will not go public until March 29, 2012. SoshiTech’s source happens to be Mashable, whom SoshiTech claims is a reliable source. Mashable states that the product will be released on March 29 because this is the same date that the IPad 3 for Dummies book will be released that day.
IPad 3G prices are predicted to fall as a result of the new iPad device that will be released this March. Initially, however, 3G devices have been high. The first iPad 3G ever done once stood at $629-$829. This was the same with iPad 2 prices. The new iPad 3-3G devices will be no different: each 3G device (depending on the 16GB, 32GB, or other) will cost in the realm of $600-$800. The latest technology will not come without a hefty price tag.
The new iPad 3 device will be similar to the iPad 2, though there are improvements to the second-generation technology. The second-generation iPad has a dual-core A5 chip, 10-hour battery, 140,000 iPad apps, and IOS 5 with over 200 new features. The second-generation device also has iCloud, which stores all of your content files wirelessly. The third generation iPad has been rumored to have an A6 chip, an IOS 5.1, and an even longer battery life than the second generation. The only new technological feature consists of the global connection technology. The third generation will allow greater wireless connection than the second generation.
IPad 2 prices vary to some extent. The 16GB iPad 2 is $499.00 for the starting retail price at the Apple store. The 32GB iPad 2 costs $599.00, the 64GB $699.00. The 3G-wifi models start at $629.00 (16GB) and progress to $729.00 (32GB) and $829.00 (64GB).
From what the electronics world knows at the moment, the release is still in speculation (some think the end of February 2012, others March). The third-generation device will have greater global technology, camera resolution, and battery life—but other possibilities are endless in guesswork. Third-generation prices seem to fit in line with iPad 2 prices: 16GB ($499), 32GB ($599), 64GB ($699). For third-generation 3G models, the prices will be 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729), and 64GB ($829). The best price for a third-generation iPad will most likely come from buying a wi-fi, 16GB device, as opposed to one with a lot more memory. If you are considering whether or not to buy the 64GB wi-fi or 16GB-3G, it all depends on your travel lifestyle and the amount of memory you want on your iPad for games, music, downloads, and other things. Rest assured that iPad 3 prices will provide no new surprises for the consumer.