Apple clearing out iPad 3 tablets as iPad 4 prepares to flood the market

Apple is clearing out its existing stock of third generation iPad tablets via its outlet store, with the price of the most affordable iPad, the 16GB Wi-Fi-only version, starting from £315 including delivery. That’s a saving of 21 per cent or £84 off the original price.

Other so-called iPad 3 tablets are also on the way out: the 32GB Wi-Fi-only version is on sale for £369 (22 per cent or £110 saving), the 16GB 3G version runs £415 (a 16 per cent or £84 discount), the 64GB Wi-Fi model is available for £439 (21 per cent or £120 discount). As for the 32GB 3G and 64GB 3G versions, they sell for £469 and £539 respectively. That’s a saving of 18 per cent (£110) and 18 per cent (£120) respectively.

The third generation iPad was launched in March 2012 and has sold several million units. It has a 9.7in Retina display (with a 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution), a dual-core A5X system-on-chip, Bluetooth 4.0, a 5-megapixel camera, 10 hours of battery life, FaceTime camera, and HD video recording.

Its successor, the iPad 4, comes with a new system-on-chip, the A6X which is twice as fast as the A5X. There’s also a new baseband modem which is compatible with EE’s 4G network.