iPad 3 Pricing Revealed?

Mar 2, 2012 - 12 Comments

iPad 3 Date

The iPad 3 will be priced the same as existing iPad 2 models, even though it is expected to have a significantly improved Retina display, a more powerful processor and graphics capabilities, and 4G LTE connectivity. This unsurprising report comes from 9to5mac, who cites a traditionally reliable source who even provided model numbers of the next-generation iPad. This means pricing for iPad 3 will be as follows:

Wi-Fi Models

  • 16GB – $499
  • 32GB – $599
  • 64GB – $699

Cellular 3G / 4G LTE (?) Models

  • 16GB – $629
  • 32GB – $729
  • 64GB – $829

9to5mac also mentions that some countries with a stronger currency will actually see prices for the iPad 3 go down slightly, though those countries and the final sale prices are not yet known.

While Apple rarely increases the price of products, there was a brief rumor passed around that pricing for the next gen iPad would be slightly higher to accommodate for increased production costs. That sounded unlikely to begin with, and now it appears even less likely.

The model numbers for iPad 3 are alleged to be as follows:

MC705LL/A – J1 GOOD A-USA
MC706LL/A – J1 BETTER A-USA
MC707LL/A – J1 BEST A-USA

MD328LL/A – J1 GOOD B- USA
MD329LL/A – J1 BETTER B-USA
MD330LL/A – J1 BEST-B-USA

MD366LL/A – J2A GOOD A-USA
MD367LL/A – J2A BETTER A-USA
MD368LL/A – J2A BEST A-USA

MD369LL/A – J2A GOOD B-USA
MD370LL/A – J2A BETTER B-USA
MD371LL/A – J2A BEST B-USA

J1 is said to be Wi-Fi and J2 are said to be cellular connected models. Presumably there are two of each to account for the iPad being available in both black and white colors.

iPad 3 will be launched on March 7 and is expected to ship soon after.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, News, Rumor

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  1. Simon Says says:

    Did anyone seriously believe the price was going to be higher? What a ludicrous idea, sometimes the rumors are just asinine. If anything the price of iPad 2 will be lower at $399 and the iPad 3 will slip in the old spot of $499.

  2. Lominero says:

    the ipad 3 is expected to be announced on March 7, not launch on March 2.

  3. Marcus says:

    Hoping for pre-orders!!

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  5. Gerardo says:

    what about the 8gb ipad2!?

  6. Jess says:

    Terrible. $500 to get into a iPad 3?!??! Way too expensive. This really opens the door for Windows 8 tablets. If MS can keep their prices $50-$75 cheaper, Win8 will soar.

    • Paul says:

      iPad has always been $499 and has sold quite well, but yes it does leave room for Apple to be undercut by competitors. There are rumors that iPad 2 will stick around at a $399 price point, we’ll see.

    • Tinny says:

      Not even at half price a windows tablet wil compete

  7. s0ulp1xel says:

    Seriously? Did anyone think the price was going to be different? I didn’t, getting it regardless.

  8. mr hung says:

    hihi.i want buy them. shipping to vietnam country

  9. Alberto says:

    I surely would prefer a MacBook Air for $999 than an iPad 64GB for $699

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