Apple brings back iPad 4 to replace aging iPad 2: Priced at $399 for Wi-Fi-only base model


Besides launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c, Apple has also brought back a more modern iPad to take up the bottom spot in the tablet portfolio. The Cupertino company has replaced the aging iPad 2 and the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display (aka iPad 4) will take its place.

 

The three-year-old iPad 2 was selling for $399 and Apple has retained that price tag for the iPad 4. The iPad 4 is listed on the Apple India website too now, but there's no inkling of the price.

 

The price is for Wi-Fi-only version, while the cellular model starts at $529. Apple had discontinued selling the iPad 4 last year, after announcing the brand new iPad Air, just like it retired the iPhone 5. We don't yet know what prompted Apple to bring back the model, although it could be that Apple is making sure all iPads are able to run iOS 7.1 and any future updates smoothly, which could have resulted in the axe for the older iPad 2.

 

It must be noted that the iPad 4 will retail at the same price as the brand new iPad Mini with Retina display. The 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad Mini with Retina display also has a $399 price tag. We wonder what would prompt someone to ignore the denser display, the more powerful internals of the new iPad mini to pick the iPad 4, but Apple certainly seems to think the slightly larger display will count.

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