One of the most welcome surprises from the Apple iPad launch was its pricing. Where rumours had circulated that the iPad could cost upwards of $1,000, it was a relief when Jobs announced that an entry-level model would cost just $499 in the US.
However, circumstance may lead this low price tag to drop even further.
Bill Shope, Credit Suisse analyst, suggested after meeting with Apple executives that price cuts could be on the way should the iPad under-perform.
Shope said that “While it remains to be seen how much traction the iPad gets initially, management noted that it will remain nimble (pricing could change if the company is not attracting as many customers as anticipated).”
It may not have ticked every box for every tech fan, but could an even lower price tempt you into picking up an iPad? Let us know in the comments section below or via @techdigestnews.
Via: Wall Street Journal
By Gerald Lynch | February 9th, 2010