Best Buy Slashes $50 off Price of iPads, Updates iPad 2 Inventory Status to "Delete"
Best Buy has discounted the price of iPad 2s by $50 in an effort to clear out inventory before next week’s rumored iPad 3 announcement.
The price cut makes sense considering the imminent nature of the iPad 3 announcement, but Engadget received a tip that just about confirms the iPad 3’s release. An anonymous Best Buy employee tipped the blog with a screenshot of the iPad 2’s upadated status in the company’s internal inventory system. The 32GB White iPad 2 status has been updated to: deleted.
Other versions of the iPad 2 have received the same treatment indicating Best Buy is ready to update their inventory with a new product. It appears Apple will not sell the iPad 2 once the stock has been depleted. Best Buy’s updated inventory hasn’t been leaked, or perhaps doesn’t exist, but it has been an indicator of things to come before with Best buy anticipating the release of Apple products.
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Source: Apple.pro Engadget