http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/3/2840897/ipad-3-pricing-lineup-to-stay-the-course Rumors on pricing and they believe it indicates we won't see a cheaper iPad2 being sold along with the iPad3. I don't buy this. Apple has to know the $499 price point is too high to reach market saturation. They need to hit $399 as a minimum with $299 being ideal. Selling iPad2's at these prices would cause the iPad to reach even more explosive growth. It's also important to do it now. While the Android platform on tablets (unlike the phones) has largely been a failure in comparison to the iPad, Windows 8 is coming. That's the real danger to tablet dominance that Apple faces. I believe that they know how important it is to strike a fatel blow using pricing before Microsoft launched their tablet initiative.