Last night Steve Jobs unveiled the all new Apple iPad 2 to the world and suddenly you just realize that your now old iPad seems so old and outdated.
Well thats how I felt when I followed the announcement online, and suddenly I started wondering how much is my iPad worth now that the iPad 2 has been released?
I was not the only one thinking that, with thousands of Apple enthusiasts setting out to the web to sell their beloved iPads to get some extra cash for the new iPad 2 set to be available from 11 March 2011.
For South Africans that bought their iPad’s overseas the chances that you get anything near what you paid for it, is wishful thinking, seeing as the iPad was only launched a month ago here in South Africa priced really aggressively.
Online classifieds sites like Gumtree is plastered with ads of people wanting to sell their iPads this morning, with most of them still trying their hand at pushing the price at what you would pay for a new iPad in-store.
With apple pricing the new iPad 2 exactly the same as the older version and dropping the price of the iPad to clear out stock, I am sad to say that your iPad is now probably not worth more than R2500 for the 16GB WiFi version. South Africans won’t necessarily see any price drops for the iPad in retails stores until the iPad 2 has been officially launched locally.