Last week during the company's big unveiling of the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, Apple confirmed that it plans to keep the iPad 2 available to consumers around the world.
With the iPad 2 still ranking as the world's most prevalent iPad, we are seeing more signs with each passing day as to why this is the case. Just today, in fact, Southwest announced that the airline, along with Dish, will begin providing passengers with in-flight entertainment through Apple's second generation tablet.
From today's press release:
Dish is teaming up with Southwest Airlines to provide travelers with the opportunity to borrow an iPad 2 from its "Watch TV on the Fly" libraries. Building upon the "TV Flies Free" offering, passengers traveling between select cities can now check out an iPad 2 at their departure airport and view live and on-demand TV programs on Wi-Fi-enabled Southwest flights.
We are told that the iPad 2 lending offer is free for all passengers traveling between MDW, DEN and OAK on WiFi-enabled Southwest flights.
Sources: Southwest, Dish