Apple iPad 2 price drop in preparation for iPad 3 launch

Radio Shack joins retailers in cutting prices

Further adding to the rumour mill, a number of US retailers have slashed the price of the current iPad 2 device adding weight to a possible iPad 3 launch

With the Apple iPad 3 release date expected to be unveiled on March 7th, retailers including Radio Shack have begun slashing iPad 2 prices in the US.

Radio Shack has joined the likes of Best Buy in cutting the price by $50 despite denying that it has anything to do with a possible iPad 3 launch.

Following news earlier this month that American retailer Meijer had offered up one of the largest iPad 2 discounts since the device launched last March, cutting $70 (£44) from the 16GB Wi-Fi only offering, electronics chain Best Buy has got in on the action dropping its iPad 2 prices by $50 (£31.57).

An apparent stock clearance from the retail behemoth, the cut priced iPad 2 offering has further hinted at the eagerly awaited iPad 3 arrival with the Cupertino based company’s teasing event invites expected to touch down in the coming days ahead of an iPad 3 unveiling next week.

Apple iPad 3 Rumours

Tipped for inclusion on the second-generation Apple tablet, the iPad 3 is expected to play host to a higher resolution screen, similar to the Retina display offering found on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

"The new display is capable of greater resolution than the current iPad, with more pixels on its screen than some high- definition televisions," an unnamed insider source announced recently. "The pixels are small enough to make the images look like printed material. Videos begin playing almost instantly because of the additional graphics processing."

Elsewhere recent iPad 3 rumours have suggested the iPad 2 replacement will feature a form factor 1mm thicker than its predecessor with the increased internal space to be filled with the new display, an A6 quad-core CPU and improved optics for the rear-mounted camera.

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Via: AppleInsider