As was expected with the introduction of the new iPad with Retina display and quad core CPU, Apple has reduced prices of the current generation iPad 2.
Last night, in China (and around the world) Apple’s online store went offline, but while Apple stores around the globe were updated with the new iPad, China’s Apple website got nothing more than updated iPad 2 prices.
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The current generation iPad 2 is now priced at 2998 Yuan for the base model 16Gb Wi-fi only ($475) which is considerably more than the $399 price tag for iPad 2’s States side.
While the iPad 2 price drop was expected it’s pretty surprising that Apple have dropped the price in China so soon after the new iPad’s announcement.
It typically takes 3 months longer for the latest iOS device to arrive in China, however this sooner than expected price drop may indicated the new and improved iPad is making it’s was sooner than expected!