updated 10:15 am EST, Thu March 3, 2011
Tablets cut to clearance prices
Apple is refunding the price difference on some recent iPad 1 orders, accounts say. Following its announcement of the iPad 2, the company dropped prices on first-generation iPads to as little as $399 for new models, or $349 for refurbished ones. Prior to Wednesday though a new iPad 1 cost a minimum of $499, or as much as $829 for a 64GB 3G version.
The refunds are said to be worth at least $100, and should scale up to $170 in the case of a full-spec tablet. A narrow time window may apply, however. Original orders must reportedly have been placed within the last 14 days or so, likely making February 16th the earliest eligible date.