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.
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.