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The company’s Reuse and Recycling Program will offer gift cards in exchange for the various flavors of your used iPad 2.
New iPad buyers looking to palm off their iPad 2 tablets have yet another option courtesy of Apple. The company will give you an Apple Store gift card worth as much as $320 in exchange for your iPad 2. That price tag is only for the highest-end 64GB Wi-fi + 3G edition and assumes the unit is in good working condition. But Apple will still float you some type of reward for lower-end models, even ones not in the best of health. Crunching the numbers at the company’s Reuse and Recycling Program found the following deals for iPad 2 units with no flaws:
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (16GB) – $205
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (16GB) – $250
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (32GB) – $245
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (32GB) – $280
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (64GB) – $275
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (64GB) – $320
Defective or even non-working tablets can still win you a gift card. A cracked, water-damaged, non-functional 16 GB Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 will net you $50, while a 64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G model in the same condition will bring in $80. Apple is one avenue for getting rid of your old iPad, especially one in poor condition. But you can typically score better trade-in deals at other sites, such as eBay and Gazelle, even for defective models.
A search at eBay’s Instant Sale site found an offer of $130 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 in non-working condition. Gazelle’s offer was $100 for the same model in similar condition. Amazon also is offering its own trade-in program, though it won’t accept tablets that aren’t working. You’ll want to act fast if you’re looking to get decent money for your iPad 2. The trade-in values are likely to inch down once the new iPad finds its way into the hands of customers.
Apple was tops overall in mobile-PC market share for the fourth quarter and all of 2011, while Hewlett-Packard held on to first place for notebooks, says NPD DisplaySearch. Once again, another survey found Apple dominated the tablet market in both the fourth quarter and throughout 2011 overall. First, Apple shipped 23.4 million mobile PCs in the fourth quarter of 2011 (26 percent of the global market share) and over 62.8 million mobile PCs throughout the year–both mostly filled with iPad orders, according to the latest figures from NPD DisplaySearch. Although mobile-PC shipments grew by 12 percent quarter to quarter and by 44 percent year over year, NPD DisplaySearch senior analyst Richard Shim explained in the report that mobile-PC brands had a difficult time last year.
Mobile-PC brands read the writing on the wall in the fourth quarter. Consumer demand for notebooks was expected to be weak following modest back-to-school results, especially with the expected launch of Windows 8 on the horizon, and increasing interest in tablet PCs. As a result, brands focused their typical holiday price cuts on tablets to boost demand. As for tablets on their own, that category continues to surge–especially for Apple, which controls 59.1 percent of the worldwide market as of the fourth quarter. However, Amazon made a noticeable impression in second place with 16.7 percent of the market share within just a single quarter. Nevertheless, there was one category that Apple did not win, and that would be worldwide notebook PC shipments, where Apple placed fifth. Instead, Hewlett-Packard was the winner here with 15.5 percent of the market share and 8.7 million units shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter, likely reaffirming the decision that HP’s leaders made to keep the consumer PC unit after all. Both Dell and Acer tied with 11.8 percent of the market, while Lenovo came in fourth with 10.8 percent.