As speculated by a number of sites yesterday, Apple has today officially added a couple of different models to its iPhone and iPad lineups. The previously discontinued fourth generation iPad has been , while the iPhone 5c is now available in a lower 8GB storage capacity – but only in select markets.
So why has Apple done this? The fourth generation iPad has been reintroduced as a direct replacement for the three year old iPad 2. With a retail price of $399 for the Wi-Fi only version, it’s exactly the same price as the outgoing iPad 2, but of course features significantly better specifications in the form of the Retina display, and dual-core A6X processor. This time around however, it only comes in a 16GB storage configuration.
As for the 8GB iPhone 5c, it appears to have been added purely as a cheaper alternative to the higher capacity 16GB and 32GB models – but only for customers in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and China. It won’t be going on sale in the US. On the UK Online Apple Store, the unlocked version is priced at £429 – which is £40 cheaper than the 16GB 5c. It also seems likely that carriers will offer the new model for free with contracts.
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