Like the previous generations of the popular Apple tablet, the fourth generation iPad is currently available in Wi-Fi version only. The 16GB version starts at $499, the 32GB starts at $599, and the 64GB starts at $699. The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions are geared to come out later this month. The 16GB version will start at $629, 32GB will start at $729, and 64GB will start at $829.
It should be interesting to see how the iPad 4 fares, since the iPad Mini’s demand currently exceeds it’s supply with the two-week waiting period.
Earlier this week, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced they sold over three million iPads throughout the weekend. Unfortunately, they didn’t mention the percentage or total number of iPad Minis they sold. The company’s chief executive officer Tim Cook reminded us,”we set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad Minis.”
The iPad 4 and iPad Mini should prove to be hot sellers this next quarter, although it’s possible the Mini might be a little easier to sell thanks to it’s lower price point. The good news is that I think the iPad 4 will prove to be a strong seller.
When Apple first introduced the iPad two years ago, the tablet industry was born. Ever since then, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has continued to dominate the mobile market (along with their iPhones) and take sales away from traditional computers. Naturally, Android has spawned many different versions of the tablet, but Apple still has the lead.
The iPad Mini was designed specifically to compete with the lower-priced Android tablets from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). So far, it’s proved to meet expectations and go beyond. It looks like it’s going to be a great holiday season for Apple!