No I am not.
Yes Microsoft will pay at least $200 for your old iPad. Microsoft is ready to launch its new Surface 2 tablets on 23 of September. Microsoft already has sent an invitation to press for official release of Surface 2 tablets. On special event Microsoft will launch Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets.
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It is clear to all Microsoft is trying to give a hard competition to Apple and for this Microsoft has done a deal to make an acquisition over Nokia mobiles to influenced windows based Lumia phones on the market and now Microsoft is offering $200 credit to anyone that trades in their old iPhone.
This offer is valid up to October 27 only at select Microsoft retail stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. But this offer is not available from online store. According to this offer consumers can bring in a “gently used iPad 2, 3, or 4″ to receive a minimum of a $200 gift card to the Microsoft Store and use this credit to buy a surface tablet or any other product from the Microsoft store.
It is hard to speculate how much credit Microsoft will actually give you for your old iPads before going to a store. Microsoft Surface RT 32GB tablet will be available for $350 while a 64GB Surface Pro version will be available for the $799.
With this promotional offer Microsoft is trying to attract the users who are currently using Apple devices. In this way Microsoft is focusing to increase its brand value and Windows 8 market. Hope from this promotional offer Microsoft will get good response.