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10-02-2010, 09:18 AM
Originally Posted by chas_m
Personally I would be surprised if they drop at all. There is so much additional stuff being crammed into the next version (at least by the wishful thinkers) that I can't see it dropping in price.
Pretty much what I'm thinking as well!
@everyone: Using the many many product launches I've seen from Apple in the past...the price point of a product usually doesn't get reduced much (if any) when a newer version of a product is released...especially when it's a "hot" product, and we would only be on version 2.0 of the iPad. If we were talking version 4.0, or 5.0...maybe.
What does happen is the new version is more feature packed:
- faster processor
- more ram
- more storage space
- more features
- different case design
- longer battery life
- reduced weight
- larger/ smaller screen
- 3G standard
...any combination is possible. The new product version (in this case iPad 2.0) the WiFi base model would probably start at or close to the price of iPad v1.0 at $499 (US).
One way a price reduction is possible...is if a new "variant" of the iPad was released...such as a "rumored" smaller 7" iPad. But this is only a rumor.
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