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

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:


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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  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh

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17 Comments

1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Is iPad 3 have microSD slot 64gb capacity?

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

9. pooked

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

Yes, most apple products have expandable memory

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

10. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

No, no you can haz no extras memoreez.

15. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

3. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 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

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

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

16. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

11. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

13. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

17. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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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