Apple ditches iPad 2 with discounted iPad 4

iPad 2 phased out

iPad 2 phased out

Apple has phased out the iPad 2 from the shelves, replacing them with the iPad 4 at the same mid-range price as the old tablet. The iPad 4 now costs $399 for the 16GB WiFi-only model and $529 for the 16GB WiFi+cellular model. Both models are available at major carriers in the United States: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.

Launched in 2012, the fourth-generation iPad sports a 9.7-inch Retina display and supports 4G carriers all over the world. The iPad 2, meanwhile, was launched in 2011.

Apple previously discontinued the production of iPad 4 last year after launching its current flagship tablet, the iPad Air, while the iPad 2 remained on sale with its price slashed to $399 in 2012.

A report from research firm Gartner says Apple’s iOS-powered tablets occupied a 36-percent share of the market in 2013, while tablets based on Google-made Android software dominate the market at 62 percent.

Source: Reuters

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