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Flashback Friday: iPad 2

by Sean P. Aune | October 25, 2013October 25, 2013 11:30 pm PST

Did anyone think when Steve Jobs introduced the iPad 2 in 2011 we would still be able to walk into a store and pick them up on the cusp of 2014?

Apple is known for refreshing its products pretty much on an annual cycle, with the old ones hanging around for a year, two tops. With the introduction of the fifth generation this week, the iPad Air, we naturally thought the iPad 4 would hang around and be the cheaper model.


A lot of us were shocked when Tim Cook announced this week that the iPad 2 was going to continue to be available in stores, and the fourth generation iPad was going to be the one put out to pasture.

There has been a lot written this week about how the iPad 2 is still a popular choice for consumers, and one has to wonder why when there are so many other options out there in the market. Even the current versions of the iPad should be making customers bypass it, but for some reason the second generation iPad is still popular. It’s a mystery to us, but its true.

Do you have any thought on why this particular model continues to linger around? Let us know.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...