iPad 3 To Cost As Much As iPad 2 [RUMOR]

As we posted a few days back, the iPad 3 is going to be announced on March 7, but we didn’t know anything about the pricing and date of availability, until now. 9to5Mac has cleared rumors that said that the iPad 3 will be more expensive than the iPad 2 by reporting that one of their sources told them that the pricing structure for the new iPad will be identical to the current one, which ranges from just $499 for the 16GB WiFi model to a hefty, wallet hurting amount of $829 for the 64GB 3G+WiFi model. This news is relieving, now that we know that the iPad 3 will cost the same, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise for most of us, since Apple always seems to either keep the price consistent, or in the case of the iPod touch, decrease it by a bit.

Just to remind you, these are rumors and nothing is set in stone, but we’ll see at the event on March 7th at 10AM PST what Apple has up its sleeve for us.

So were you expecting this or is this a slight relief for you? And are you even considering the iPad 3 in the first place? Let us know in the comment box below: