Predictions: 1st gen iPad line come March 2011
What do you guys think will happen to the first generation line of iPads in march? Or whenever the iPad 2 is released? Will apple stop selling them? Stop selling some of them, like stop selling wifi only or something? Will they drop in price, and if so, what price point will apple be seeing them at?
The reason I ask is because I'm actually very satisfied with my 16 gig wifi only 1st gen iPad, and have been thinking about getting more for around the house, or for members of the family. I'm wondering if the iPad 2 would be too good to pass up, or if I'd rather get more of the first gen when and if they drop in price in the future.
- 12-28-2010, 08:02 AM #2
I'd guess Apple will only sell refurbs after iPad 2 is out. Almost none of the suggestions here for the new iPad features interest me except maybe the higher screen rez. Frex, I think video conferencing a waste of bandwidth. If I want to TALK to someone, I don't need to see his face to TALK to him. The idea of using something having this form factor to take pix or video is laughable.
Some stuff like lighter or gorilla glass are improvements, but not enough to get me off of my V1.
- 12-28-2010, 08:25 AM #4
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- 12-28-2010, 08:45 AM #8
- 01-02-2011, 04:07 PM #9
Don't forget the way Apple rolls out their newer models, it will still take 6 months or so for iPad2 to fully deploy globally so the iPad 1 will sell on and the iPad2 will sell very well on the NIB market for those who want it but don't want to wait. Remember the $5k eBay auctions, I like my MBA but I would not spend $5k on one six months early.
- 01-02-2011, 05:07 PM #10
- 01-03-2011, 08:03 AM #11
The furor over iPad 1 won't be repeated in 2 because the iPad a known commodity which now is widely owned. Barring something totally unbelievable as to feature enhancement, I just can't see an equal fuss. Yeah, there will be fuss unless Jobs has lost his touch and the 2 is a dud. It may be. It may be another sort of fizzle iike the current iteration of the iPod.
Rumor is that production will start later this month and sales in April. If so, there should be more than enough for the early adopters. What I'm curious to see are the pre release rumors.
- 01-03-2011, 10:37 AM #12
- 01-03-2011, 02:06 PM #13
(In his defense, I told him I didn't reeeeally need one since I have an iPhone 4...)
- 01-03-2011, 02:29 PM #14
- 01-03-2011, 03:53 PM #15
I also thought that the iPad was silly given I have the iPhone 4. That lasted about 1 minute into my iPad ownership experience.