We are expecting Apple to announce the second generation iPad or iPad 2 within the next couple of weeks, possibly on the 9th of February, but what will happen to the original iPad.
Will Apple stop selling the original iPad, or will they continue to sell it alongside the new iPad 2 at a reduced price, this would be the logical thing for Apple to do as the original iPad is one of the most popular tablets, with sales of 14 million in 2010.
John Martellaro from Mac Observer, has raised an interesting point about the original iPad, and Apple may very well follow the same model for the iPad 2 as they have done with the iPhone.
Currently Apple sells both the iPhone 4, and last years model the iPhone 3GS, and the fact that last years iPhone is still available hasnt hurt iPhone 4 sales.
So Apple could possibly do the same thing with the iPad, sell the new iPad 2 for a similar price as the first generation iPad and sell the original iPad for a cheaper price.
Personally I think this would be a really smart move by Apple, as a cheaper first generation iPad would appeal to a lot of customers who don’t want to pay the extra money for the new iPad 2.
Apple has now announced their third iPad, have a look at our handy guide on the iPad 3 vs iPad 2 to see the difference between the two versions.