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Apple Officially Confirms iPad 2 Launch In 25 Countries On Friday; Cheaper Than iPad 1 In UK And Australia

March 22nd, 2011 03:10 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Apple has confirmed that iPad 2 will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25th.

Apple has also announced that iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.

iPad 2 was unveiled at the special event on March 2nd and was available in the US from March 11th.

Apple’s Steve Jobs had this to say about iPad 2:

“While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we’ve changed the game again with iPad 2. We’re experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can’t wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.â€

Due to the very strong demand for iPad 2 in the US (new online orders ship in 4-5 weeks) and the rumored production issues in Japan due to the earthquake, it was speculated that Apple may delay the international launch of iPad 2. But Apple spokesperson had confirmed yesterday that iPad 2 launch in the UK was on schedule.

Customers in these countries will be able to order iPad 2 on Apple’s website from 1:00 am or pick it up from Apple’s retail stores from 5:00 pm on March 25th.

Here is a look at the pricing courtesy TiPB:

UK iPad 2 Pricing

In the UK, iPad 2 is actually cheaper than the original iPad. The WiFi only models of the iPad 2 will go on sale at £399.00 for the 16GB, £479.00 for the 32GB and £559.00 for the 64GB. The premium to go with a 3G derivative will be exactly £100.00.

The original iPad WiFi only cost was £429.00 for the 16GB, £499.00 for the 32GB and £599.00 for the 64GB model, so this represents a nice saving on every model for those in the UK.

Australia iPad 2 Pricing

In Australia, iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available for a recommended retail price of A$579 inc GST for the 16GB model, A$689 inc GST for the 32GB model, A$799 inc GST the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a RRP of A$729 inc GST for the 16GB model, A$839 inc GST for the 32GB model and A$949 inc GST for the 64GB model.

So iPad 2 is $50 to $100 cheaper than iPad 1.

Canada iPad 2 Pricing

In Canada prices are $519 (CAN) for the 16GB model, $619 (CAN) for the 32GB model, $719 (CAN) the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $649 (CAN) for the 16GB model, $749 (CAN) for the 32GB model and $849 (CAN) for the 64GB model.

France iPad 2 Pricing

France gets a MSRP of € 489 including VAT (€ 400.86 excluding VAT and remuneration for private copying) for the 16GB model, 591 € including VAT (€ 484.15 excluding VAT and remuneration for private copying) for the 32GB model, and 693 € TTC ( € 567.43 excluding VAT and remuneration for private copying) for the 64 GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available at an MSRP of 609 € including VAT (€ 501.20 excluding VAT and pay for private copy) for the 16GB model, 711 € including VAT (€ 584.48 excluding VAT and remuneration for private copying) for the 32GB model and 813 € including VAT (€ 667.77 excluding VAT and remuneration for private copying) for The 64GB model.

Germany iPad 2 Pricing

In Germany, iPad 2 goes for 479 € including VAT (€ 402.52 excluding VAT) for the 16 GB model, for 579 euros including VAT (€ 486.55 excl VAT) for the 32 GB model, and for € 679 inc VAT (€ 570.59 excluding VAT) for the 64 GB model. iPad 2 with WiFi + 3G for 599 € including VAT (€ 503.36 excluding VAT) for the 16 GB model, for 699 euros including VAT (€ 587.39 excl VAT) for the 32 GB model, and for 799 € including VAT (€ 671.43 excluding VAT) for the 64 GB

Are you planning to buy iPad 2? Are you planning to order it online or start lining up early on Friday?

[via Apple, TiPB]

Source: Apple Officially Confirms iPad 2 Launch In 25 Countries On Friday; Cheaper Than iPad 1 In UK And Australia

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