Looking to pick up one of the most popular tablets on the market right now for a discount? Well you’re in luck, you might want to wait, because Best Buy has reduced the price on all of its iPad 2 tablets by $50, which suggests Apple may soon release the next iPad.
The retailer launched a sale today on every version of the Apple tablet. The Wi-Fi 16GB version will go for $449 while the 64GB 3G/Wi-Fi version will go for $779. The price drop brings plenty of questions for Apple. What does this mean exactly?
Most speculate that the price drop signifies the pending arrival of the iPad 3. With the anticipated announce date for the device being March 7, the price drop suggests that Best Buy, and potentially other retailers, are clearing out their existing inventory to make way for the new iPad 3.
Best Buy is the only retailer at the moment that is selling the iPad 2 at a discount. Other locations such as Walmart, Radio Shack, Target, and carriers Verizon Wireless and AT&T are still selling the tablet at its full retail price. Apple is also not providing the discount on the iPad 2.
Amazon, on the other hand, is providing a discount on specific iPad 2 models, including the 16 GB Wi-Fi version for $489 and the 16 GB AT&T 3G/Wi-Fi model for $575.