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  • iPad 3 with Retina Display May Cost $80 More Than Past Entry Level Models


    We've always suspected that if Apple delivered Retina Display on the iPad, customers would definitely have to pay up for it. That much seems to be true in a new report from the Far East which claims a pretty significant entry-level price hike for Apple's forthcoming third generation tablet.

    According to the report in question, which comes from Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, a price comparison sheet indicates that the iPad 3 starts in price at $579 instead of $499, the long-established entry-level price for new iPads. Although the document in question doesn't specifically reference Retina Display, the only justifiable reason for such a price escalation would be from the added cost of delivering the improved screen quality to the product - which isn't cheap for Apple and, subsequently, for consumers.

    As we've seen with the iPhone and other products, Apple likes to be consistent with pricing across new generation models of devices. But if tablet lovers want Retina Display right now, it looks like they're going to have to pay up for it.

    According to a flurry of reports that has pelted the Web in recent days, the speculation continues to be that Apple will introduce the iPad 3 on or around March 7th. If so, expect a headline soon on MMi speaking to the freshly mailed invitations by Apple that would surely precede the company's media event.

    Source: Sina Weibo (via MacRumors)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 3 with Retina Display May Cost $80 More Than Past Entry Level Models started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      So 3 models of iPad will come and go? what are you waiting for?
      I've been unimpressed with the previous 2. The hd resolution has me sold, and still does if the price the remains the same as it has been. $500 is a lot for me to justify on a toy.

      Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves182 View Post
      80$ is pocket change
      I'm sure this was just an attempt at being funny, but in case it wasn't, $ 80 most certainly isn't pocket change for the average American.
    1. Slim J's Avatar
      Slim J -
      I personally say it's not worth it. I have an original iPad and it's still really fast and works great
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      uhhh I paid thousands for diamond pendent on one person, and $1700 for another to buy her a LV Purse.
      That would mean I am still in the hole.
      Not much of a gift then if u pretty much paid for the iPads....just saying
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      It was not directed toward you, I was just replying reason why I got it as gift.

      And if you do not give a crap why bother reply?
      He must be jealous and envies you.
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      More $$$$$$$$ in apple pockets. Next they buy out work slave
    1. rukavuda's Avatar
      rukavuda -
      i will be buying a diamond ring and not an ipad 3
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLsim View Post
      More $$$$$$$$ in apple pockets. Next they buy out work slave
      they already do...LOL!!! and they're housed in FoxCon
    1. RyoSaeba's Avatar
      RyoSaeba -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      So 3 models of iPad will come and go? what are you waiting for?
      He's waiting for one that comes with a built in fleshlight...
    1. Tucnepo's Avatar
      Tucnepo -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      uhhh I paid thousands for diamond pendent on one person, and $1700 for another to buy her a LV Purse.
      That would mean I am still in the hole.
      These things are mandatory for women iPad is just a toy
    1. RoloDiva13's Avatar
      RoloDiva13 -
      Could this price difference actually be the 3G/4G/LTE model instead of wifi only?
    1. moby2112's Avatar
      moby2112 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      True but iPad 3 will mostly like be the same and it won't have anything new besides the retina display.
      You dont read to much do you