Wednesday, October 23, 2013

iPad 2

I thought it was odd that the iPad 2 was kept around for sale.  Why not do the iPad 4 as the older model?  The new Air is a big enough step forward, especially over that even thicker and heavier model.

Then I thought of a reason:  Lightning.  The iPad 2 is the model that still had the old style 30 pin connector, which is used for a variety of devices like Point of Sale terminals.  And who knows what industrial uses it might have.

Rather than bring back the iPad 3 with the old connector (which would be weird since it's been off the market for a year) keeping the iPad 2 makes a little more sense.  And give its older technology, the profit margins on that one must be huge.

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