Apple to lower iPad price to "remain nimble"?

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iPad and the App StoreOne 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

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  • Ipad= giant iPod touch.

    Lower the damn price, I mean il just get a legit notebook COMPUTER. apple failed. Way to re-invent the iPod touch! Congrats! If it were 100-150 bucks cheaper I’d def buy it tho.

  • I think if Apple lowered the price of the iPad, I would definitely get one.

  • After initially being in favor of purchasing, I’m having some second thoughts. I’m in the market for an ebook reader; Kindle or Nook. So at first blush the iPad seemed to be an obvious choice. But I’m having second thoughts. The Nook does all I want in an eReader at half the cost and with none of the distractions.

    The iPad would be a great choice for Internet browsing, and email gathering. But w/o a camera I cannot use iChat. It doesn’t support Flash, so many of the video sites aren’t viewable on the iPad.

    It won’t really replace a true notebook computer, and an iPod touch is capable of running the same apps. Plus an iPod touch is much cheaper.

    My thought is that given those restraints, it’s a pricey item. Apple should bring the price down by a hundred bucks or so.

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