Prior to news last week that Apple will price the iPad 3 $70 to $80 more expensive than it did the iPad and iPad 2 at launch, it was assumed Apple would retain its $499 to $829 pricepoints, depending on capacity and connectivity options. Now, it seems that keeping the same pricing structure is still the plan.
9to5Mac claims to have “gotten word” that Apple will stick with its history of not raising prices for new models, and the iPad 3 price breakdown should be as follows:
- 16GB – $499
- 32GB – $599
- 64GB – $699
- 16GB – $629
- 32GB – $729
- 64GB – $829
What’s more, the report claims the pricing will have “no bearing on LTE one way or another,” suggesting that the 3G modes will also include 4G LTE connectivity, provided the iPad 3 supports the technology. While nothing is confirmed, WSJ reported earlier in the year that the iPad 3 will support both AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE.
The report also contradicts a previous rumor that Apple will ditch the 64GB units and only offer 16GB and 32GB iPad 3 units, though this news does not rule out the possibility of Apple also unveiling an 8GB iPad 2, as previously rumored.