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Apple Retires the iPad 2 for the 4th Gen iPad with Retina Display; Introduces a Cheaper 8 GB iPhone 5C Variant

In Apple news, the Cupertino based tech giant decided to make small changes on their device line up. When it comes to iPads and iPhones, Apple has been keeping a previous model available as an alternative to their current flagship device.

Apple iPad

The second generation iPad was originally introduced back in March of 2011, and it has been available since then even after the introduction of the iPad Air, the fifth generation full sized iPad. But that is only until yesterday, as Apple decided to retire the three year old model in favor of the 4th generation iPad with Retina.

Available starting today, the 4th Gen iPad will be once available from the Apple Store with only 2 variants, a 16GB WiFi only and a 16GB WiFi + Cellular Data priced at $399 (or ~Php 17k) and $529 (or ~Php23k) respectively. Just for reference, the 4th gen iPad was the first full sized iPad to come with a lighting port.

iPad with Retina

As for the future of the not-so successful iPhone 5C, Apple decided to introduce a more cheaper variant of the colorful iPhone. Although the 8GB variant of the iPhone 5C isn’t up yet (as of writing) on the US Apple Store, it is currently priced at £429 (or ~Php 31.5k) from the UK Apple Store, unlocked. Many believes that this move by Apple is in hopes to boost sales for the iPhone 5C. There has been reports over the past couple of weeks that there’s currently about 3 million unsold iPhone 5C units, over-all.

iPhone 5C 8gb

It also seems that Apple has no plans yet on discontinuing the 2 and a half year old iPhone 4S, as the 8 GB variant is still available from the Apple Store. But of course many are expecting that Apple is retiring the iPhone 4S soon, when the iPhone 6 gets announced later this year.

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A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

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