Rumors came out late last night speculating that the iPad 2 would be discontinued, and replaced by the iPad 4 starting at $449 USD. Those rumors were only half true as the iPad 4 didin fact come back, but for the same $399 price as the iPad 2. The iPad with Retina Display comes in white and black, and is available with LTE connections for $499. With the exception of the iPhone 4s, the iOS line is completely Lightning Connector ready. It’s nice to finally see the end of the iPad 2, and for Apple to offer a more powerful lower priced full sized iPad.
Apple should have some more in store for us today, so stay tuned to our Twitter and my Twitter for the latest Apple news! You can check out the iPad with Retina Display here!
Apple confirmed the launch of the iPad 4 with an official press release, and according to Phil Schiller, Apple’s VP of Worldwide Marketing,
Now for $399 customers can get iPad with a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, fast A6X chip, and 5MP iSight camera, offering a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value compared to the iPad 2 it replaces. The iPad line sets the gold-standard in mobile computing and all iPads have access to the largest and best ecosystem of more than 500,000 iPad optimized apps from the App Store.”