“Pricing could be one of the more interesting revelations coming out of an iPad 3 launch, especially if Apple decides to continue selling the iPad 2, according to NPD Group Analyst Stephen Baker,” John P. Mello Jr. reports for MacNewsWorld. “‘Most analysts expect that Apple will keep the iPad 2 in the market at a lower price,’ [Baker said].”
“‘There’s demand at the price points below (US)$500, which is what Apple is selling the iPad for now,’ he continued. ‘Apple is nothing if not aggressive to extend their product line when they think the time is right,'” Mello Jr. reports. “If Apple kept the iPad 2 alive and started selling it at a lower price, it would surprise Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. ‘We have seen no indication of that,’ he said.”
Mello Jr. reports, “Nevertheless, Apple’s success at keeping the iPhone 4 alive while introducing the new 4S may be a temptation to repeat the tactic for the iPad.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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