New iPad: Crack open your wallets, fanbois, here's what it'll cost
659 quid for top-price fondleslab in Blighty
The new iPad that was revealed to feverish fanbois last night in San Fran will be on UK shelves in about a week's time - 16 March. Yes, Brits, you can pre-order one now, or grab a sleeping bag and start making your way to Regent Street.
The new iPad will be available in black or white, pricing will be the same as the iPad 2 was on launch and it come in six varieties. The Reg Hardware lads got their fingerprints all over one here.
Wi-Fi only iPads
- £399 for the 16GB model
- £479 for the 32GB model
- £559 for the 64GB model
iPads Wi-Fi + US-flavoured 4G - just 3G in Blighty
- £499 for the 16GB model
- £579 for the 32GB model
- £659 for the 64GB model
Those who want to save a little cash and don't need to look at pictures of flowers on 3.1m-pixel screens, can get the iPad 2 with £70 knocked off, now selling at £329 for the Wi-Fi-only model or £429 for the Wi-Fi and 3G slab.
Pretty high-resolution flower
iOS 5.1 and iTunes 10.6 are available today as free updates: the new version of Apple's mobile OS includes, among various bits and pieces, bug fixes, an iPad camera app, the ability to delete pics from your Photo Stream, and a Japanese Siri. ®
Re: Holy major rip-off Batman
Archos have it right. Their tablet has a hatch at the back. If you want 3G you buy a 3G dongle and stick it in the hatch. The dongle also works in a PC. Cost - £50.
In other words Apple and other manufactures which slap £100 markup for 3G are taking the piss. Same goes for memory too. Prevent the user from adding their own cheap SD memory and then charge them through the nose for models which contain more memory built-in.
Re: Mates' rates
You seem to have conveniently posted the US$ prices without sales tax and the UK prices including VAT.
Holy major rip-off Batman
£100 just to add 3G. Nothing else just 3G. And yet you can buy an entire low-end smartphone complete with 3G for less than that price.
Remind me again why Apple fans think Apple kit is not overpriced
The wonderful thing about being an adult, is you can determine what being an adult means. If that means drinking choclate milk, then have at it.
elReg commentards be damned.
These are not the 'Droids you're looking for. Those come bundled with "Google Play".