Apple announced yet another new iPad (iPad 4th generation) model on October 23rd. Main differences between iPad 4th & iPad 3rd generations are lightning connector, new A6X chip etc. If you are looking for cheapest iPad with 9.7″ screen & retina display, iPad 3 is good especially If you want to use all your old apple accessories.
Products are getting new cycles now. Apple released new iPad 4 within 7 months after releasing old iPad 3 as opposed to 1 year cycle. If you want to save money, iPad 3 is the cheapest & best thing to buy, especially if you don;t want to buy Lighting to 30 Pin adapter for your accessories.
Where to buy Cheapest iPad 3?
Update: Read newer post – Where to buy used or refurbished iPad for cheap
1. Apple is selling refurbished iPad 3′s for $379. New iPad 3 was selling for $499 just yesterday. These refurbished iPad 3 have 1 year warranty. They will get new outer shell & new battery. I can say this is the best deal.
If iPad Mini with 163 PPI & 1024×768 screen resolution costs $329, iPad 3 with 264 PPI for $380 is a steal.
2. eBay has iPad 3 for sale also. You can get it for as low as $440. Check the site as prices change.