This week Apple announced their new "iPad 9.7" starting at $329 for Wifi only and 32 GB. This iPad is available now for ordering. Here's the announcement , tech specs and ordering page. At present, if ordered today a new iPad 9.7 would arrive on April 4th or 5th.
Not only is the new iPad 9.7 relative inexpensive compared to previous iPads, it is more capable than the iPad Air 2 which was the high end of the non-Pro line until this week . We anticipate the iPad 9.7 aggressive pricing will cause after market prices to tumble for iPad Mini 2, iPad Air 1 and iPad Air 2 in the April/May time frame. Expect to see great deals on these older (and very capable) iPads south of $200. There's some evidence this is already happening -- see this eBay listing.
Good news for Takedown users.