“Sources from Apple’s supply chain have claimed that there will be two versions of the new iPad, one targeting the high-end segment and the other the mid-range,” James Wang reports for DigiTimes.
“Digitimes Research believe the two new iPad models will both be equipped the A6 processor with high-end model coming with a high resolution panel (2048×1536) and the mid-tier model featuring the same grade of panel as iPad 2 (1024×768),” Wang reports. “Apple’s pricing strategy for its iPad series is crucial to the tablet market. It remains to be seen at what price level Apple will set its entry-level iPad. For Wi-Fi only models, US$299, US$349 or US$399 may all be possible.”
Wang reports, “If Apple drops its iPad price to US$299, it could seriously affect the non-Apple camp’s pricing strategy and even Amazon’s Kindle could also be affected.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If so, Apple would immediately sever the supply lines of the oxygen-tank-toting Android iPad wannabes. Without price to pitch, the iPad wannabes have nothing.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Sarah” for the heads up.]