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Report says Apple iPad 3 could cost more than Apple iPad 2

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Report says Apple iPad 3 could cost more than Apple iPad 2
A leaked pricing sheet that appeared on the Chinese website Sina Weibo was looked into by MacRumors. The latter site discovered that the pricing sheet showed that the Apple iPad 3 will cost more than the current Apple iPad 2. The iPad 3 looks to be $80 more expensive than the equivalent Wi-Fi only model of the iPad 2. The difference with the equivalent 3G models is a $70 premium for the newer version of the tablet.

Alleged schedule of cargo flights carrying the iPad 3 from China

Alleged schedule of cargo flights carrying the iPad 3 from China

A good sign that the new iteration of Apple's tablet is indeed coming to market soon, is that retailers are beginning to cut prices for the Apple iPad 2. Best Buy has recently sliced $50 off the price of its iPad 2 inventory. Chinese blog Sina Weibo says that the front of the Apple iPad 3 resembles the current model, something that has been said of the new iPad for months. The big difference seems to be in the length of a ribbon cable which runs up the side of the tablet's display and is longer in the upcoming version.

A higher price for the Apple iPad 3 could be due to the hike in the resolution of the tablet's display to 2048 x 1536, the faster processor whether it is the A5X or the A6, and an upgraded camera. The Apple iPad 3 could extend Apple's lead in the tablet market where analysts see no competition for Apple's device. Even the low priced Amazon Kindle Fire, which supposedly was a challenger to Apple during the holidays, was more of a threat to e-reader sales than the Apple iPad 2, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley. The Apple iPad 3 is expectred to be introduced on March 7th with a possible launch in the middle of the month.

source: weibo (translated) via eWeek, MacRumors

Unverified price chart showing difference between Apple iPad 2 and Apple iPad 3 for both Wi-Fi only and 3G models

Unverified price chart showing difference between Apple iPad 2 and Apple iPad 3 for both Wi-Fi only and 3G models


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posted on 28 Feb 2012, 00:11

1. joey18 (Posts: 521; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Tablets are so spenced apple need to challenge kindle fire the price the economy right now makes people get the fire st of the ipad

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 00:19 10

2. Doakie (Posts: 1271; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Lol. Gotta keep those rape sized profit margins. Anyone who voluntarily lets Apple rob them are idiots.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:23

33. stealthd (Posts: 969; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Anyone who posts obnoxious sentences like these is an idiot.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 01:24 4

3. android_hitman (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


you ment iPAD2s i presume and of course it will cost more .. apple fans are rich and they deserve the best of the best

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 09:54 2

10. leftheodo (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Apple fans are idiots! I'm rich and i want the best of the best! That's why i hate apple!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 01:55 3

4. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


yay for more expensive toys from apple. i honestly don't understand how they can keep such a high price point when others such as ASUS can undercut them by several hundred dollars

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 02:24 9

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I heard Apple is working this year on the iDollar. It's like a regular dollar, only that 1 iDollar costs 100 regular dollars. You can only then buy products from Apple (including iTunes songs and App store apps) using only iDollars. Oh, and the prices stay the same. Now you can spend 100 times more on Apple products in a new, magical and revolutionary way!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 06:50 1

8. Gawain (Posts: 367; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


At the rate the Apple is squirreling away cash, the iDollar might just become the new reserve currency for the world.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 02:48 1

6. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Captain Obvious... To the rescue!!!!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 03:52 3

7. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


apple should sell even higher as anyway fans will buy at any cost

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 10:33 2

12. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i bet a $1000 8GB 7" iPad 4 with the same specs as Transformer 300 will still sell like a hotcake..

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 08:01 1

9. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


the funny thing is that the windows 8 tablets will cost more and thats were my eye is for this year

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 10:10 1

11. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


For better or for worse ... considering all of the tablets just announced ... at varying prices and sizes ... for Apple to launch a tablet at these prices ... is really really bold.

Apple knows they have a following ... people will buy it ... because it is Apple.

With that being said ... with all of these "other" tablets ... this may be the last time Apple can pull this off ... people are figuring out that their are equivalent cheaper (much) options.

My secret hope for the iPad3 ... I have heard "rumors" that the iPad3 will support dual displays. Maybe ... maybe ... the iPad3 with its resolution "doubled" ... will essentially be able to have an app run on one side of the screen ... and ... ANOTHER app ... running on the other side of the screen - simultaneous. I would drop money on this in a flash ... but considering Apple does not support Flash ... not sure if this will happen ;) This would be revolutionary and worth the money ... I would drop money on the iPad 3 for this.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 10:34 1

13. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sorry but u got your companies confused. that app is being designed for ICS tablets. they had a blurb about it a few weeks ago on the site. up to 3 "windows" at a time running anything u want all on screen.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:38

19. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I was referring to this post:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Retina-display-confirmed-for-Apple-iPad-3_id27027

Look near the end ... "dual LED display technology"

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 10:41

15. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


hhmm, if the resolution is doubled, it theoretically can run 4 apps at the same time.. let's say a rectangle with a 2x1 dimension can fit one window, if that is doubled to 4x2, you can fit 4 windows at the same time since you times two to both length and width.. just like a qHD display with a 540x960 vs an fullHD of 1080x1920.. notice that the width and length are only multiplied by 2 but it can actually fit 4 of those qHD display in a fullHD display, hence the term qHD (which means quarter, or 1/4)? but, remember, it is only in theory, may or may not be feasible..

confused? yeah, pardon my explanation.. but just draw a 2x1 and 4x2 rectangle and you'll know..

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:41

22. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Duh ... of course ... even better though!

Mind you ... it would be very very small for four. Depends on the application I suppose.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 10:35 3

14. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


"guys, 70% profit on iDevices just isnt enough.. lets see if we can rape our slav...err.. customers for another 5%.. what do ya say?" lol

sorry, but at the economies of scale that Apple runs at, those "bump in spec" parts, dont cost but a few dollars more, probably not even 10. Its just apple sucking idiots dry, thats all.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 18:25

34. stealthd (Posts: 969; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


I like how the 70% figure is completely made up.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:21

16. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


which stupid$ idi ot s wiil by this ur paying 500 pounds and u cant watch or browse the web with flash this is ment to replace netbooks labtops if flash is dead why is macbook using adobe flash and windows
we dont like that u ios is diffrent from us
u totally disagree then why are u they using flash
what happend to cheap html5

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:24

17. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


which stupid$ idi ot s wiil by this ur paying 500 pounds and u cant watch or browse the web with flash this is ment to replace netbooks labtops if flash is dead why is macbook using adobe flash and windows
we dont like that u ios is diffrent from us
u totally disagree then why are u they using flash
what happend to cheap html5

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:25

18. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


apple never sponsor they are the greediest filtye
lowlife coward company
the fruit master ov disguise is very clever to attract
dum $tupid people but not the smart ones like
we are android

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:38 1

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow cant wait for the PA team to control the trolling on Apple articles.. I tell you fandroids are more interested in what Appke does than members of the Apple Army... i just got here and 18 hating comments already.... wow

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:40

21. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


the world is full ov idiots who buy apple products they get ripet ov when we see u we laugh at you

this is apple forum but full ov androids
u apple fans cant argue or dispute cause u are ashmed ov ur selfs but u still deny so that shows u are not humans with brains

we android atleast admit to pros and cons
androids for smart techy clever inteligent people
appke users are dum
and its true a fact
apple is a passion for fashion wow look ive got an iphone im cool yea more like stupid and typical
iphone users are all kids granies grandads who find it easy and simple
apple users cant find it hard to understand or to function it

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:46 1

23. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


dude where have you been.. ashamed? of what??.. we are happy with Apple products. no shame here... is you guys that want Apple to be more like Android... is not going to happen so stay with the green robot... but whatever.. man.. you appear today... gone in 4 hours.. tops

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 11:47

24. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


if the ipad had flash and with no restrictions open like android i would bye one!!!!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:27

25. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


dude galitoking ur observed
me like that
i like that smart boy u are
nope this time ile stay will be here for long
galitoking u gave me that thums down
so whats wrong with apple running android android running ios thats how it should be vice versa
so u prefer restrictions rather than freedom ur weird

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:36

28. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


no Enigma I didn't give you thumbs down.. I don't believe in thumbing people up or down... cool you stay here long

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:32

26. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


gali u must like love chickens i recall a cartoon that i love and it goes like
i say isay whats the big idear the cartoon is based on a farm how funny...
i like that!!!

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:37

29. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


love fog Horn Leg horn.. my favorite looney tunes character

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 12:34

27. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


you be better off buying a windows tablet as it is meant to replace the laptop not to mention you get desktop quality software with all the microsoft goodies

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 13:12

30. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


GALLI.COOL.TO.TO.MUCH.TROLLING.AND.THEY.BAND.YOU.W​E.DONT.I.DONT.LIKE.THAT

I.OWN.A.IP4S.64GB.APPLE.IS.GOOD.BETTER.IF.NO.RESTR​ICTIONS.LIKE.ANDROID.BUT.THIS.WILL.NEVER.HAPPEN.HO​W.SO.SAD.

I.DONT.WE.DONT.LIKE.THAT.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 13:25

31. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


AHA.GOOD.NEWS.THERE.IS.A.WAY.OV.OVERCLOCKING.YOUR.​CPU.ON.THE.IPHONE4.RUNNING.AT.1.4.OR.1.6.MHZ.
THIS.CLEVER.SMART.DEV.HAS.SOME.HOW.DONE.IT.O.BOY.O​.BOY.BOY.CANT.WAIT.TO.OVERCLOCK.MINES.BUT.NEED.TO.​GET.HOLD.IV.THIS.GUY.IN.UK.WHOSE.CHARGING.YOU.£30​.POUNDS.NOT.BAD.I.LOVE.THIS.CANT.WAIT.SO.HAPPY.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 13:26

32. ENIGMA (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


AHA.GOOD.NEWS.THERE.IS.A.WAY.OV.OVERCLOCKING.YOUR.​CPU.ON.THE.IPHONE4.RUNNING.AT.1.4.OR.1.6.MHZ.
THIS.CLEVER.SMART.DEV.HAS.SOME.HOW.DONE.IT.O.BOY.O​.BOY.BOY.CANT.WAIT.TO.OVERCLOCK.MINES.BUT.NEED.TO.​GET.HOLD.IV.THIS.GUY.IN.UK.WHOSE.CHARGING.YOU.£30​.POUNDS.NOT.BAD.I.LOVE.THIS.CANT.WAIT.SO.HAPPY.

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