The second-generation iPad, first introduced in 2011, may be on the chopping block, according to a new report, and will see its production phased out by Apple during the first half of this year.
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Apple might finally be leading the iPad 2 out to pasture

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The iPad 2 has managed to make quite a legacy for itself, but it could soon be ending. The second-generation iPad, first introduced in 2011, may be on the chopping block, according to a new report, and will see its production phased out by Apple during the first half of this year.

The iPad 2 has remained steadily popular despite the release of several new tablet models from Apple since it was first launched. It managed to garner ubiquity for its support for 30-pin accessories and lower price. The slate was particularly appealing to educational institutions.

As of the release of the iPad Air, Apple sells the 16GB iPad 2 for $399, a savings of $100 over the newer design. That design, the most major overhaul of the iPad since its inception, has been winning over consumers and carving into sales of the lower-cost model.

It is unclear when Apple plans to halt sales of the device or if doing so will affect pricing of other currently available models. There is a good chance the company will choose to simply end production and sell off remaining stock rather than simply pull the device from the shelves.

[via AppleInsider]

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  • Vincent Bell

    Well thats great. My local school district just invested all sorts of money, and purchased a ton of these for all the schools in our district.

    • Mark Wheeler

      I’m sure they will still be useful for awhile I wouldn’t trust a bunch of kids with apple tablets anyways lol

    • I am sure they will still support the tablet…accessories will still be out there.