Apple prices up iPad for UK
Apple has said how much the iPad will cost Brits when its 'magical' device goes on sale on 28 May.
The Wi-Fi only version will be priced at £429, £499 and £599 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, respectively.
Add 3G to the package and you'll pay an extra £100 for each of those storage capacities: £529, £599 and £699.
Prices include VAT. At current exchange rates, the £429 iPad is priced at the equivalent of a sales tax less $536, so you may still be better off buying in the US - it costs $499 plus sales tax - if you're heading in that direction in the near future.
Apple will begin taking advance orders on Monday. ®
amazing just 430 quid for a cameraless. no usb support, no flash support device, but it will get multitasking sometime, and v2 ipad gets a webcam !!
used to be a fanboi but there a joke these days
strangely even my htc desire still can manage more than the ipad can !!!
Ill take 3
Netbooks instead :)
Doesn't make sense
I'd rather buy a laptop with more functionality on it at the same price.
Insane Prices For Insane Devices
1 laptop of mine - £700.
1 Mobile phone - £400 / 35 PER MONTH.
1 Netbook - £350
1 Desktop PC - £750
3 Games consoles - £550+
Peripherals for all - £1000+ (controllers, mice, hard drives, memory cards......etc)
Broadband connection/Mobile broadband connection - £65 per month
I renew most of these every year and can see NO real incentive for me to add the iPad to the list, especially not at those prices. It's a gadget and one which falls somewhere between a mobile device and a netbook but offers NOTHING new.
If I was to lay out all my communication and media devices on my desk it would be full. Where on that desk I put an A4 slab of marketing hype I have no idea and neither do I have a clue about for what purpose it would serve that my other devices nicely laid out on my desk do not.
I'm not saying I wouldn't have fun playing with it but as a day to day device it would gather dust where my other devices get used regularly.
They have pulled off a great marketing stunt with the iPad by offering something of no value or useful function and brainwashing the geeks and fashionistas into thinking it is a must buy.
If I got an iPad would I throw out my Nexus One? No. It's not a phone.
If I got an iPad would I throw out my laptop? No. It's not a work device.
If I got an iPad would I throw out my desktop? No. It's not a work device.
If I got an iPad would I throw out my netbook? No. It is compatible with my phone/desktop/laptop.
If I got an iPad would I throw out my games consoles? No. It's not a dedicated gaming device.
Quite simply, no thanks Mr Jobs and at those prices the potential UK buyer may well be a little more sceptical than those across the pond.
Apple never lie...
The Apple UK website states 'A magical and revolutionary product at an unbelievable price'.
Well, it's true, it is unbelievable. It's a lovely gadget, but not worth that much. You'll get a full on laptop (not just a netbook) for that sort of money. I'm not just talking Windows boxes either - from the top end, 3G flavour, you aren't far off from buying a Macbook.
Sounds like the usual shaft the UK buyer business model. A pity, as I'd have bought one were it, say, £100 or so less.