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Apple replaces iPad 2 with Retina display model

Apple is making changes to its iPad lineup. The tech giant announced Tuesday that it is replacing the iPad 2 with the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display. The 9.7-inch tablet was made unavailable after the launch of the iPad Air in October.

The iPad with Retina display is available in a Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi with cellular model, and comes with an A6X chip, 5 megapixel iSight camera and LTE support.

Apple senior vice president Phillip Schiller says the iPad with Retina display is a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value from the iPad 2. The iPad 2 had an A5 chip, 3 megapixel camera and a 1,024 x 768 pixel display - compared with the Retina display's 2,048 x 1.536 pixels.

Apple's new lineup now has four tablets at three prices:

iPad Air starting at $499
iPad Retina display starting at $399
iPad mini Retina display starting at $399
iPad mini starting at $299

Apple's tablet is compatible with AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile or Verizon carriers.
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