iPad prices slashed as new tablets expected soon

iPad prices slashed as new tablets expected soon
Retailers have begun slashing prices on various iPads, implying a new, updated version of the tablet is coming in the near future.

Wal-Mart has cut the price of the popular iPad Mini (16GB Wi-Fi) to $299 from $329. The device was launched in September.



Best Buy slashed the price of the third-generation (early 2012) iPad by 30 percent, a large clearance. The 16GB+Wi-Fi version is down from $449 to $314 and the 64GB model is down to $454.

The company says a lot of stock is already sold out, but some stores still have stock.

While the price cuts certainly suggest a new model of the iPad is coming soon (or at least an updated Mini), Wal-Mart denied that was the case: "Some have asked us if we think this signals the possibility of a new iPad to be released. That is not the case. Walmart's move is due to consumer demand and our commitment to providing the best price, not potential new product introductions."

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 5 Apr 2013 22:35
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  • 6 comments
  • mukhis

    walmart thinks customers are fool? if they want customer delight, why didn't they drop the price at the launch? they could get more delighted customers!

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    6.4.2013 12:38 #1

  • BobbiLeee (unverified)

    Originally posted by mukhis: walmart thinks customers are fool? if they want customer delight, why didn't they drop the price at the launch? they could get more delighted customers! I like be delight. Delight is good. It's like, you know, how you say? Uh....UH OH, HOT DOG!

    8.4.2013 19:19 #2

  • pmshah

    I think the headline is misleading. Since when does 10% price cut qualify as "SLASHED". In my opinion a 30-40% cut would qualify.

    9.4.2013 00:58 #3

  • Jemborg

    Maybe simply because Apple aren't as popular as they used to be. As it is, any fool considering it should avoid the underpowered iPad3 like the plague imho.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    9.4.2013 01:14 #4

  • Ofnir1

    Originally posted by Jemborg: Maybe simply because Apple aren't as popular as they used to be. As it is, any fool considering it should avoid the underpowered iPad3 like the plague imho. Hey look, I can fling birds across the screen and cut rope, just like on my phone :P


    14.4.2013 23:21 #5

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by Ofnir1: Originally posted by Jemborg: Maybe simply because Apple aren't as popular as they used to be. As it is, any fool considering it should avoid the underpowered iPad3 like the plague imho. Hey look, I can fling birds across the screen and cut rope, just like on my phone :P Ooooooh! O_O

    lol

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    14.4.2013 23:39 #6

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