Apple officially discontinued the good old Apple iPad 2 with its old-time 1024 x 768 resolution today, and instead replaced it with the 2048 x 1536 iPad 4 as a $399 alternative to a $499 iPad Air.
The iPad 2 had been with us ever since it was first released on March 11, back in 2011. We got the retina display with the iPad 3, but nevertheless it’s the previous iPad 4 that has now been reintroduced for $100 less than it originally sold for, that is, there are only 16GB versions available this time around, as was the case with the iPad 2 as an alternative iPad too. But you still get the choice between Wi-Fi only models and Wi-Fi + 4G LTE models. The iPad 4 LTE 16GB now has a price of $529. http://store.apple.com/us/ipad
For only $335 it will still be possible to buy a new Apple iPad 2, but only for a little while.
Apple iPad 4 was launched on November 2, 2012, and run on specs like a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, has 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 11,560mAh battery with a 10-hour battery life, and of course a 9.7-inch display with the famous 2048 x 1536 resolution. Although, by now this is far from the highest resolution on a tablet any longer.
Here’s a brief video featuring the keynotes from the Apple iPad 4 unveiling 1 1/2 years ago.
– Tom Bowen