iPad 4 replaces iPad 2 as Apple’s cheap 10″ tablet, 8 GB iPhone 5C launched
Apple has launched an 8 GB version of the iPhone 5C in Europe, China, and Australia – and perhaps even more places, but, interestingly, not the US. At least not yet.
This is now obviously the cheapest iPhone of the models launched last year, though it’s anything but cheap. If you’re in the UK, for example, and want to get an 8 GB iPhone 5C unlocked you’ll need to pay £429 for the privilege. That’s £40 less than the 16 GB model (which was previously the base one). However, there are at least six (if not more) Android flagship smartphones that can currently be had for less than that, according to Cult of Android. Sure, iOS is one thing and Android is another, but this goes to show just how preposterous Apple’s pricing is in places that aren’t as in love with subsidies as the US is. And – once again – we said flagship Android smartphones, not midrangers or anything like that.
Of course, the saying goes ‘to each his own’, so if you were looking to buy an iPhone 5C but for some incredibly obscure reason didn’t want 16 GB of storage, your savior has come.
Apple’s also done away with the iPad 2 today, and for good – thankfully. The incredibly old tablet (pre-Retina displays even, if you can remember those times) has been replaced in the company’s portfolio by the iPad 4. This will now serve as Apple’s entry-level 10-inch tablet, complementing the iPad Air.
The iPad 4 is priced the same as the iPad 2 used to be – $399 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi-only model. That’s $100 less than the iPad Air, and this switch-up may ensure that more people get an Apple tablet in the future.
Apple’s made one of its products that isn’t selling well cheaper, and ousted another one from its roster completely. So let’s rejoice, then.