Refurbished iPad shows up for $349

If you’ve been holding out for today’s announcements and feel a little let down, you’re in luck — Apple has the original 16 GB Wi-Fi-only iPad for a measly $349 on its US online store.

There was some speculation that the iPd 2 would bring a price drop. However, Apple has maintained the same price points across the board, for each size model.

Considering the iPad 2 is markedly faster than its predecessor, I’ve got no complaints about that. The iPhone has come down in price, but remember, iPhones come with carrier subsidies.

The iPad 2 goes on sale March 11, starting at $499.

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