Apple retires iPad 2, brings back iPad 4

As well as adding a lower-capacity iPhone 5c to its range, Apple has replaced the aging iPad 2 with the iPad 4 as the base model in its tablet line-up.

As well as adding a lower-capacity iPhone 5c to its range, Apple today has also replaced the aging iPad 2 with the iPad 4 as the base model in its tablet line-up.

(Credit: CNET)

The fourth-generation Apple iPad was first released in October 2012, sporting an A6X processor and the 9.7-inch Retina display. Though it was phased out when Apple launched the thinner iPad Air in 2013, the company has quietly reintroduced the Retina iPad 4 to the range. It replaces the iPad 2 as the cheapest entry point into the large screen iPad ecosystem.

In Australia, it will only be available with 16GB of storage. The Wi-Fi model retails for AU$449 while the Wi-Fi and cellular model costs AU$598. Both are available through Apple's online store.

The iPad Mini with Retina display and Wi-Fi starts at AU$479, while the iPad Air with Wi-Fi starts at AU$598.

Unlike the 8GB iPhone 5c which is only available in Australia, the UK, China, France and Germany, the iPad with Retina display is on sale in the US and throughout the rest of Europe.

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