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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.