Mar 04
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Here are the iPad 2 prices as announced by Apple during the event (read more here):
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Wi-Fi iPad
16GB – $499
32GB – $599
64GB – $699
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3G+Wi-Fi iPad (Verizon and AT&T ONLY!)
16GB – $629
32GB – $729
64GB – $829
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Anyhow, no price reduction here – for all of you who were hoping to see a $299 and $399 iPad models, I say tough luck. Now, it’ll be interested to see what is going to be happening with the price trends for iPad 1 models – I am sure Apple will cut the price for old models in order to work through the existing inventory. My hunch is that you’ll be able to get one in a $400 to $450 range. Please post a comment if you are aware of any places who might be selling it for less than $499.

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Aug 30
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Not much to say here yet it’s an important news… Apple will now ship your iPad w/in 24hrs (drop from 7-10 business days wait time)… Yet another indication that the supply is catching up with the demand… The prices remain the same – you can check it out here

iPad ships w/in 24hr

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Jul 01
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I often get questions about possibility of purchasing the device for $299. Most of the questions are triggered by visitors hitting the post published on April 1st (Apple drops iPad Price to $299), the April Fool’s Day – needless to say, such a low price is still in the realm of fantasy – and let’s repeat: THE POST WAS A JOKE.

I am posting below the iPad pricing matrix published by Apple (as of July 1st 2010) – for now, the prices listed are the only available prices in the marketplace – it’s likely to remain so until Apple expands the distribution network (e.g., Amazon, CDW, etc.).

Here is the iPad Price List:
iPad Price List

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16GB Wi-Fi Model Sells for $499 with free shipping. It ships w/in 7 to 10 bus days.
32GB Wi-Fi Model Sells for $599 with free shipping. It ships w/in 7 to 10 bus days.
64GB Wi-Fi Model Sells for $699 with free shipping. It ships w/in 7 to 10 bus days.
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16GB Wi-Fi/3G Model Sells for $629 with free shipping. It ships w/in 7 to 10 bus days.
32GB Wi-Fi/3G Model Sells for $729 with free shipping. It ships w/in 7 to 10 bus days.
64GB Wi-Fi/3G Model Sells for $829 with free shipping. It ships w/in 7 to 10 bus days.
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Here is the iPad Data Plan price list:

iPad Data Plan Prices

Only two plans are available via AT&T, 250MB/month ($15) and 2GB/month ($25). Pricey…

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Apr 01
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As many expected, Apple today announced a price drop for the complete line of iPad products. Based on the “% decrease” metrics, the low end 16GB Wi-Fi model looks the most attractive – with all basic features and 40% discount you can have this puppy for a symbolic $299. The folks who pre-ordered iPads or reserved them in the local Apple stores will be eligible for a corresponding refund (paid out via store credit or iTunes certificates).

Hit the link to see the PR release and official price drop announcement directly from the source.

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Jan 28
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First to paraphrase Jobs:

We call it the IPAD
Very thin.
VERY thin
Best browsing experience!
Way better than a laptop, way better than a smarphone!

As expected the WiFi version is 20% less expensive than the corresponding 3G version
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iPad WiFi
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iPad WiFi 16GB: $499
iPad WiFi 32GB: $599
iPad WiFi 64GB: $699

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Another stroke of a mareting genius, take a pause and think how smartly Apple is determining price points here. Not too high, not to low:
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WiFi + 3G
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iPad WiFi 16GB: $629
iPad WiFi 32GB: $729
iPad WiFi 64GB: $829

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Sep 29
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Wired came up with an interesting story today (titled Everything We Know About Apple’s Touchscreen Table) regarding the upcoming Apple tablet (the article does not specifically refer to the device as an “ipad”). In short, the author summarized the rumors that revolve around the tablet and draws a conclusion that the existence of the device is not in question anymore. Also, the article cites an unnamed tipster with a solid track of performance and quotes a January 2010 release date (or “announcement” date). Additional details regarding the size of the device (~10 inch screen) and other specs are cited (e.g., 3G wireless connection, 720p resolution, 7x larger touchable surface as compared to the iPhone, etc.). A rather bizarre fake image of the iPad is provided as well. Needles to say, the news ignited a flurry of comments that resemble entrenched religious rhetorical wrangling.

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