Now that the iPad 2 has been announced and is set for release next week, Apple has slashed prices for the original iPad models by $100. And they are offering some excellent prices for refurb models too – starting at just $349 for the WiFi-only 16GB model.
The price cuts run across all the original iPad models, so for example:
— A new 3G 64GB model is now down to $729.
— A refurbished top of the line 3G 64GB model goes for just $659
For all the details on the refurb models, see the Apple store page here:
That’s the question I am trying to answer as I wait for Wednesday with my fingers crossed, hoping that the rumors of a quick iPad release are true. Like so many others have done, I put my iPad on eBay in advance of Apple’s impending announcement, hoping to get ahead of the impending price drops. I ended up doing ok, I guess, but the prices on eBay and Craigslist are already starting to fall a bit. After Wednesday, you can expect those prices to take an even bigger dip, so if you are planning on selling to raise a little cash for the iPad 2, you should probably act right now.
GigaOM has a great infographic post up, based on striking numbers extracted from a new report by Yudu Media. According to GigaOM the new report …
presents a very convincing case that when it comes to marketing and audience, few devices (tablets or otherwise) can compare with the iPad. The report collects the findings of a number of different surveys and research outlets, painting a picture of a device tailor-made to sell content, products and services.
Two of the numbers that jump off the page for me are these:
— 91% of iPad owners have downloaded at least one app – and 63% have downloaded a paid app.
— 50% of iPad owners read newspapers (on the iPad presumably) – and only 14% of other ‘E-Reader’ owners do.