Interesting announcement. Making way for new iPad or they cannot move the product so slashing prices to get rid of it?
The ones on sale are the 3rd gen iPads introduced in last April, not the latest ones introduced in Nov. I think they are the leftover inventory most likely have nothing to do with the next iPad launch.
It is on their website. Not sure why they would not do it in the store too. about 300 bux for new ipad 3. good deal for consumers. concerning for apple. if they do not announce something in the next 2 weeks than this discount was to move inventory that was not selling vs making room for new models. I suspect they are making room but with Tim Cook who knows.
Apple needs to start telegraphing their product roadmap a bit more. This whole secrecy thing is now a negative for them instead of a positive. They should let people know larger phones are coming
I do not own one single share of Apple. Sold them all during the Jan conf call when management gave same boilerplate response about their plans for cash. that was the signal for me to bail. Gave cook a chance up until then which was a big mistake. Out at 480 and pushed money into goog and celgene which have skyrocketed. My bad for trusting Cook and the board. Should have bailed in the 600's in '12 like the smarter money did but fortunately made up almost all the ground with celg and goog
Before Christmas theywere advertising the iPad at $100 off. Turned out they were saying it was a 100 off of its former retail price and at that point the iPad 4 was out and at the price of what the 3 had been. Since that occured the price of all iPad 3's was reduced by 100 so it only seemed logical that would mean then $200 of of the former price. But no Best Buy did not see that there advertising was misleading. Makes we wonder now what are they really doing. And has it taken all these months to move the obsolete model out of inventory ? ?
Anyway according to BB website you can get a 16 gig with wifi and phone for 405 and 64 gig 545 wifi and phone. Did not see any just wifi models on their site, but perhaps at stores.
Yeh, just checked all the Best Buys in my area for 3rd Gen IPad and there are very few available. Most models are unavailable at over 20 stores here and none available for online buying. Looks like a new model is coming sooner than later.