iPad 3 Pricing To Remain Same As iPad 2, No New Storage Sizes [Report]

iPad 3 Pricing To Remain Same As iPad 2, No New Storage Sizes [Report]

If you’ve been thinking there’s a chance the next-gen iPad will be more expensive than the entry $500 price of the current iPad 2, don’t sweat it any longer. According to a new report, pricing for the iPad 3 will remain the same. The offered storage capacities will also not change. 

9to5Mac reports:

We’ve gotten word that iPad pricing is going to be the same across the board as the current iPad 2 models which should be no big surprise given Apple’s history – they rarely raise prices.  Even better, some countries with currencies doing better than the US dollar should expect to see marginal drops in prices.

Storage configurations will remain at the current 16/32/64GB, despite a recent report from Digitimes saying Apple was set to add a 8GB model and cut the 64GB size.

There will presumably be a WiFi model and 3G models available for AT&T and Verizon. Nothing has been said about the third-gen iPad making its way to Sprint like the iPhone 4S. The Wall Street Journal previously reported that the iPad 3 will be able to run on 4G LTE networks.

Apple’s iPad event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th.

  • Sean_Mapstone

    I was right in the Servey :-)

  • erfon elijah

    PAPA LIKES

  • erfon elijah

    PAPA LIKES

  • crateish

    Not happy about the lack of 128MB, but want anyway.

  • Gregintosh

    One rumor that seems not to be around is the fact that thanks to the 4S radio which supports GSM and Verizon that there may be just two versions of the iPad: the WiFi and the Cellular which supports AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc. in one device.

    This is supported by a leak that another apple rumor site leaked which shows 12 SKUs.

    For Black:

    3 Skus for each size at Wi-Fi, 3 more for cellular versions

    For White:

    3 Skus for each size at Wi-Fi, 3 more for cellular versions.

    12 Skus is better than 18 or 24 which would be required if Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T each had their own version.

    (though despite their leak of 12 SKU’s they didn’t make this point or connection either).

  • Shaun Green

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I’VE ALREADY GOT A 64GB VERSION. I WANT A 128GB.

    NO 128GB = NO SALE FOR ME NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE SCREEN IS.

    THIS UPGRADE IS TURNING OUT TO BE AS DISAPPOINTING AS THE IPHONE 4S.

    THE STUPID HOME BUTTON IS STILL THERE AND NOW THIS CRAP.

  • TeeJay1100

    What did  you really expect, this is Apple you are talking about!! They don’t give the people what they want. They give you what they feel you should have!! True Story….

  • Shaun Green

    Sadly you’re right. Apple knows best and all that. You can
    only download from the AppStore, soon you’ll only be able to download from the
    Mac AppStore. It’s the nanny state combined with sheer profiteering.

    What really annoys me is why they are doing it. The only reason they wouldn’t
    upgrade the memory to 32/64/128 is to maintain their margins and make 50%
    profit on every device. Flash memory has come down in price so they could
    easily afford it. It’s pure greed.

  • MySkyizBlue

    whats wrong with the home button? I use it all the time I would feel lost without it

  • Shaun Green

    Every time I hold it in landscape mode the home button is where my thumb naturally rests. So I either have to hold it awkwardly or move my thumb in which case I keep hitting the home button by accident and quitting the app. It’s a real pain. Maybe it’s just me and my clumsy fingers. They can keep the home button – just stick it on the side near the volume buttons or make it a capacitive button that fades out when an app is running. Seems to work ok on other makes from what I’ve seen.

  • magicturdd

    are they going to keep the iPad 2? I assume at a lower price??

  • Connor Mulcahey

    *GB

  • Connor Mulcahey

    They really should come out with a 128 so the 32 would be 499, If they are going to market this to schools to store textbooks on (which are now about 2 GB, but will probably be closer to 4 with the new display). Unless Apple comes out with a cloud solution that is seamless and reliable, than the 16GB base capacity isn’t sufficient to store more than 4 books and the OS.

  • ChristopherPayne

    I would love to buy a 128 gig iPad 3: there are so many amazing ebooks with video that are often 1 gig each. If a 128 gig version isn’t announced next week, I’m sure we’ll see one within the next year as memory prices continue to fall.

  • Skywaytraffic

    Who the hell needs 128 gigs on an iPad?! Calm down with the downloads. There’s no possible way you actually USE 128 gigs worth of apps and if you buy an iPad for music, that’s what an iPod is for. Get it together. 

  • aweilos

    Apple is running out of ideas? why they keeping producing almost the same stuff with escalating prices? give us something new instead and I’d be more than happy to pay for it.  Vimax

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