$499 = £308. But it won't be that cheap!

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  1. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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  2. theking79 macrumors 6502

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    I think we will see the price being £399
     
  3. theking79 macrumors 6502

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    The base 3G model at $629 = £388 so im guessing we will see it at £499
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Don't forget to add 17.5% for the VAT. That gets you to £362. If you allow for import duties and whatever else England tacks on, I'm thinking £399.

    I love it that these types of post always come out after every Apple announcement. The folks in the UK and Europe forget that US pricing never includes sales tax.
     
  5. TheSeagull macrumors member

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    Of course the price will be jacked up over here. It's £342 for a 8GB PAYG iPhone from Tesco Mobile...
     
  6. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    I agree on this one.

    I wonder if we get a US, it will work fine abroad, plus will applecare be transferable like macbooks?

    So is it June for both wifi only or is that for 3G one and wifi will be sooner?

    Thoughts?
     
  7. amirite macrumors 6502a

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    Wifi in March.
     
  8. mikerr macrumors regular

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    Should work fine, as they say its unlocked....
     
  9. drpellypo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a friend who frequently travels between UK and US. I'll get him to get me one for £308 ;)
     
  10. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    In the UK??
     
  11. One Love 1867 macrumors regular

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    To be fair anything south of £400 would be below pre-launch expectations..
     
  12. codo macrumors 6502

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    £400 would be fair, I think.

    They can't price it too low otherwise it would make the iPhone feel overpriced (which many argue it is).
     
  13. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    My Money is on £449 apple have a habit of shafting us over here, plus its not even on the UK site yet.

    I predict a massive FLOP!
     
  14. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    plus sales tax...
     
  15. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I'm guessing £399 too. Not bad I guess, but I am annoyed at how much extra Apple products cost over here.

    On the US sales tax issue, some states don't even have the damn sales tax, and would I be right in guessing you don't pay it when you order online?

    Plus, even with tax it ends up cheaper.
     
  16. tom.96 macrumors regular

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    Hmm... well I definitely want an ipad but I'm also wondering how much it would cost. £399 strikes me as pretty good value. I reckon it might be more towards the £499 mark at first.

    I'm not sure whether to wait for the second version or get it as soon as it comes out. I wonder what refinements will go in to v.2

    Can't wait to get in to an Apple Store and play with it later in the year though :D
     
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  18. brisweeney macrumors regular

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    in recent memory though dont apple just do like for like pricing, if its $499 then its gonna be €499, £499. hopefuly its not like that....any case ill be heading up to the belfast apple store to get it at a lower vat rate, and cheaper with exchange rate!
     
  19. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    £449 minimum. Thank god for education discount.
     
  20. robj macrumors regular

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    $499 is probably €499, and thats £432

    I guess it would be £429 - €499
     
  21. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah as close as I would guess. Going on console pricing and such I think

    £449 & €499 respectively.


    Either way I want a 64GB 3G version :D
     
  22. mhuk01 macrumors 6502

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    if it comes out from £399 i think thats not totally ripping us off, but any more and Apple once again are pushing their luck with the UK.

    just out of interest does anyone know that the apple tv is currently £223 and $229 in the states?!!!
     
  23. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    :eeek, that's a lot.... Back on topic though. This is yet another major point for me, as a student, regardless of student discount.
     
  24. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    I don't get this thread. From what I could tell when I've traveled to the UK on several occasions, that's just how pricing works. A $1 item in the US is generally not £0.62 in the UK. A coke in the UK cost, say £1.25. I get that same Coke in the US for $1.25 (£0.77).

    A direct comparison: When I was doing a show in the UK a couple of years ago, I had to order some lamps. The lamp cost £14.50 (now $23.44, then almost $30). That same lamp in the US runs around $15.

    So yeah, it's not just Apple that prices things like this.
     
  25. Anteros macrumors member

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    Macbook is $999, £816 in the UK (would make a $499 iPad £408 at that rate)

    iPod classic is $249, £193 in the UK (would make the iPad £386)

    £399 seem very likely based on those 2 quick conversions, I've noticed in general the iPod's seem to have better conversion rates compared to the computers.
     

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