Every time Apple introduces a new 9.7 inch iPad, the company has kept the $499 starting price the same. But for the past few years Apple has also offered a cheaper $399 model by keeping around the iPad 2 as an option for shoppers who didn’t need all the latest features.
Now Apple is finally showing the iPad 2 the door and replacing it with the 4th-generation iPad. You can pick one up for $399 and up.
The move means that almost all of Apple’s current products feature Retina displays. The iPad 4 features a 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display, an Apple A6X processor, front and rear cameras, and 16GB of storage.
You can opt for a WiFi-only model for $399 or grab a WiFi + Cellular model for use on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile networks for $529.
Apple’s iPad mini with 7.9 inch Retina Display also has a starting price of $399, but features a newer Apple A7 processor. So if you’ve got $399 burning a hole in your pocket you can now choose the size and speed that best fits your needs.
Or if those prices are too steep, you can still get a 1st-generation iPad mini with a 1024 x 768 pixel screen for $299… or pay a lot less for any number of Android tablets.
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