Looking to buy the iPad 2? Well, you won’t find it in the Apple store any longer. Apple has now decided to axe the iPad 2 as its entry level iPad in favor of the iPad 4. That does make sense actually. I was kind of surprised that the Apple support folks kept the iPad 2 online to buy for so long the way it was. We have seen non-stop customers coming in with broken iPad 2 screens.
Now, the iPad 4 is the new low-level iPad. You’re really not slumming when you buy it. It has a retina display after all. You only will pay $399 for it so you’ll save $100 – $200 from the more expensive price it was listed for before.
The new line-up the Apple store site offers is the iPad 4, iPad air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display. Keep in mind the iPad 4 is listed as the iPad with Retina display.
If you still want the iPad 2, you’ll still be able to find it off of eBay, Amazon, and other third-party sites.