According to a source, shipments of Apple’s fourth-generation iPad with Retina display have been arriving at Apple Stores with notices to not open until tomorrow…
Update: We’re hearing the LTE 16GB model will cost $559, that’s $30 higher than the $529 price point of the current 3G iPad 2. We’re also hearing it is possible the entry-level iPad 4 will cost $449, which is $50 more than the iPad 2 of today.
Since the Retina iPad 4 has higher priced components compared to the older iPad 2, the price hike isn’t necessarily surprising, but expected. The demise of the iPad 2 was first predicted by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo back in February.
What this means is all iOS devices will now use Apple’s smaller and reversible Lightning connector, sending the legacy 30-pin connector to the grave.