Apple’s forthcoming iPad pricing to dramatically disrupt tablet market, sources say

“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.]

40 Comments

  1. There is a cheap iPad, it’s the iPod Touch, and there are many model of iPad, so I don’t see any room for anything else. An inbetween size is not useful.

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