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Apple iPad 3 prices, storage to stay the same: $499 for the basic 16GB model?

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Apple iPad 3 prices, storage to stay the same: $499 for the basic 16GB model?
The Apple iPad 3 is just a couple of days away from getting unveiled, and recent troublesome rumors claimed that it will cost more than iPads have cost so far. 9to5Mac counters that claim as it got information that both pricing and capacity of the new iPad won’t change. 

This means that the iPad 3 will be available in the same 16GB/32GB and 64GB versions with prices starting from $499 for the Wi-Fi-only model.

The publication’s Mr. X source got the model numbers of the upcoming iPad 3 to back the claims up. Here is what’s allegedly the model numbers of the upcoming tablet:

MC705LL/A – J1 GOOD A-USA
MC706LL/A – J1 BETTER A-USA
MC707LL/A – J1 BEST A-USA

MD328LL/A – J1 GOOD B- USA
MD329LL/A – J1 BETTER B-USA
MD330LL/A – J1 BEST-B-USA

MD366LL/A – J2A GOOD A-USA
MD367LL/A – J2A BETTER A-USA
MD368LL/A – J2A BEST A-USA

MD369LL/A – J2A GOOD B-USA
MD370LL/A – J2A BETTER B-USA
MD371LL/A – J2A BEST B-USA

Good, Better and Best seem to refer to the storage capacity, while the J1 and J2A are indicators that should differentiate the iPads by either connectivity or less likely color.

9to5Mac’s source, Mr. X, has been mostly right about his predictions. He gave out the 64GB iPhone 4S news a couple of days before Apple made it official. He’s also had some misses, though, so we’d still take this with a slight grain of salt.

There’s no word on whether 4G LTE will be included and that’s the single biggest question that we expect Apple to answer on March 7th at the official unveiling of the tablet. Except for that, most sources agree that the new iPad will have a stunning resolution of 2048x1536 pixels, a faster processor and improved camera. It’s also possible that it will have more RAM memory.

source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 03 Mar 2012, 05:55 5

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Hahaha! Nice indication of storage space. I wonder what will be the name of inferior capacity
8GB - Crap
4GB - Crappier
2GB - Crappiest

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 08:35 5

5. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Hey 'Blue',

Those "a's" should be cApitAliZed; please use proper krApple grAmmAr.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 15:20 2

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5773; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


In line with the iCrap, iCrappier and iCrappiest theme, this week's announcement will be for a modest bump up in processor speed - the A5X chipset with 2 cores, faster clock rate and improved GPU function in addition to the retina display. Those iFans wanting quad cores will have to wait until September when the iPad 3S launches in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season.

You heard it first on PA.....

Sorry iFans.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 06:42 1

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Is iPad 3 have microSD slot 64gb capacity?

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 08:31 5

4. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yes it will, but only when you connect it via iTunes. It will also come in pink; in honour of the Apple iFairies.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 10:49 6

9. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


Yes, most apple products have expandable memory

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 12:16 1

12. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


You are iNcorrect, SiR; not 'most', they all have expAndAble memory.

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 11:09 2

10. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


No, no you can haz no extras memoreez.

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 15:22 3

15. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


AHAHAHAHAHHAHAH....oh that's cute...expandable memory or any interchangable parts on an idevice, I needed a laugh today, thanks for that!

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 07:18 1

3. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


does anyone know why there is the sentence:
an apple a day keeps the doctor away
because apple build quality is sh1t and no one can hurt you with one
but a nokia 3310 a day gets the doctor on the way

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 09:11 5

6. 1701nino (unregistered)


I can't wait.Sooo excited about the launch. I have an ipad 2 16gb wi-fi and it is the best tablet curently. All my friends with android tablets are sooo jelaous.they don't have any quality apps only stupid widgets.hahaha

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 09:25 8

8. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I know your statement is false-to-fact because you haven't any friends.

'hahaha'...........ha-ha-ha-ha!!

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 15:26 2

16. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Sooooooooooooo...you're excited to drop at least half a grand for something you basically already have? And the sheep bleat contentedly...

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 09:23 5

7. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


...........ha-ha-ha-ha!!

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 11:32 3

11. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Is there any ways to switch the fools day to March 7?

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 12:55 1

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Yes, just declAre March 7 (or the 1st Wednesday of March every year) iNternAtionAl Apple Fools Day :)

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:48 1

17. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


$499 for a tablet without a micro sd card slot that costs around $80 to make...
And still the iSh**p will camp outside in subzero temperatures to get one.

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