Continuing at Staples: Every iPad 4 for $100 off

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If you want a new fourth-generation iPad but don't want to plunk your money down on eBay, then Thursday's Daily Deal at Staples may be for you (Update: Looks like this will run until Staples sells out).

Staples is selling every single model of the fourth-generation iPad -- WiFi only at 16GB to WiFi+Cellular at 128GB -- for $100 off the list price. As a brick-and-mortar retailers, Staples, naturally, charges sales tax where necessary. Both white and black models are available.

With all these models on sale, pricing is as follows:

  • WiFi only, 16GB: $399
  • WiFi only, 32GB: $499
  • WiFi only, 64GB: $599
  • WiFi + Cellular 16GB: $529
  • WiFi + Cellular 32GB: $629
  • WiFi + Cellular 64GB: $729

Shipping is free, either to your residence or business, or to a Staples store. It's also possible to get the device in-store, by simply walking in -- or at least, there is a "check in store availability" link. Checking around us, though, showed that not a single Staples store had a fourth-generation iPad in stock.

The proliferation of iPad deals appears to stem from the fact that Apple is set to release a fifth-generation iPad, the iPad Air, on Nov. 1 (sadly, there are no pre-orders). This is obviously a deal made to eliminate inventory.

The iPad Air has been significantly slimmed down and lightened. The device only weighs one pound, making it the one-handed tablet many have been seeking, and in a larger screen size than the iPad mini. Technologically, though, the big difference is the A7 64-bit processor.

The iPad 4 has the following specifications:

  • Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
  • Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
  • Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
  • Weight 1.44 pounds (652 g)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • 9.7‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Dual-core A6X processor with quad-core graphics
  • 1.2MP Facetime camera
  • 5MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording
  • Apple A6X processor (system-on-a-chip)

For systems with cellular capability, LTE is supported on some carriers.

This is the first deal we've seen coming from a major retailer, as opposed to on eBay. It's unclear if other retailers will join in on the deal party for iPad 4s.