On Tuesday, the Cupertino-based Apple announced that the fourth-generation iPad with retina display would replace the iPad 2 as the company's most affordable 9.7-inch iPad. This news comes just after Apple released the 8GB iPhone 5c in the U.K.
With the release of iOS 7, Apple continued to sell the iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad Mini, and iPad with retina display as options that would support the new firmware. This morning, those that venture to Apple's Web site will no longer find the iPad 2 as a purchase option – instead, it has been replaced with the iPad with retina display (fourth-generation).
CUPERTINO, California—March 18, 2014—Apple® today announced iPad® with Retina® display replaces iPad 2 as the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The fourth generation iPad features the amazing 9.7-inch Retina display, the Apple-designed A6X chip, ultrafast Wi-Fi, a 5MP iSight® camera which also captures 1080p HD video, a FaceTime® HD camera, and support for LTE carriers worldwide,¹ all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.² iPad with Retina display comes with iOS 7, featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and iTunes Radio℠.³
The pricing starts at $399 for the Wi-Fi only model with 16GB of integrated storage, or $529 for the Wi-Fi and cellular model with 16GB of integrated storage. There don't appear to be any other storage options for the iPad with retina display (fourth-generation) on Apple's Web site.