Apple to finally discontinue three-year old iPad 2 this year

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The iPad 2 was introduced in 2011, and the device continues to be sold today at a price of $399, just $100 less than its introduction price. This year, Apple finally will discontinue the iPad 2 according to a report.

The fact that the iPad 2 was still on sale has puzzled a lot of people, given that many of its features like the 30-pin connector, its non Retina display and the A5 chip are outdated. Moreover, its $399 price tag was quite high for its outdated technology, especially compared to the newest Retina iPad mini, which has the same price.

From AppleInsider:

After nearly three years on the market, Apple’s second-generation iPad, which sports an A5 processor and non-Retina display, is now on the chopping block, and is expected to be discontinued in the near future, AppleInsider has learned.

According to people familiar with Apple’s plans, the company has made the decision to ramp down iPad 2 production given that customers are resoundingly shifting purchases towards its more modern and capable iPads, namely the iPad mini and iPad Air.

It was being said that one of the reasons Apple continued to sell the iPad 2 is because it sold in good numbers to educational institutes and other companies that owned accessories compatible with the 30-pin connector.

The iPad Air could possibly take the iPad 2’s place in this year’s iPad lineup as the cheaper $399 iPad, which would be quite a good deal.

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