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


ftaok

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What's the betting it will be £499??
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.
 

TheSeagull

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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...
 

badgerman

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I think we will see the price being £399
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?
 

amirite

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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?
Wifi in March.
 

MojoWill

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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!
 

0dev

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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.
 

tom.96

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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
 

brisweeney

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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!
 

MRU

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$499 is probably €499, and thats £432

I guess it would be £429 - €499
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
 

mhuk01

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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!
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?!!!
 

ct2k7

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

samiwas

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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.
 

Anteros

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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.