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Apple today announced that it will begin taking pre-orders for all iPad models in nine new countries on Monday, May 10th. The devices will launch on Friday, May 28th.
Apple today announced that iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Friday, May 28. Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple’s online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10. In the US, Apple has already sold over one million iPads and customers have downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store, as well as over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.
Customers should check their country's Apple Store for pricing information, but as an example, the UK is seeing Wi-Fi iPad price points of £429/£499/£599 including VAT, with 3G-capable models carrying a £100 premium.

Apple also announced that the next round of international releases will occur in an additional nine countries in July: Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore. Pricing and pre-order details will be announced at a later date.

Article Link: Apple Announces International iPad Availability for May 28th
 

Thomas Davie

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Jan 20, 2004
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Interesting, but let's see how much the unlimited data contract is going to be, because otherwise I think the iPad is useless.

Frankly I don't see an unlimited data plan going for less than $60/month in Canada; and I'm not sure that the iPad is 'good' enough at that price point.

Tom
 
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JeromeOD

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Sep 22, 2005
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Can i be the first to make some kind of outraged statement about the price in the UK without thinking about VAT and sales tax?
 
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HelveticaNeue

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Apr 24, 2010
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International people may also notice that it says the iBookstore will also launch in several of those countries on May 28.

For my fellow Canadians:
Pad is available in Canada for a suggested retail price of $549 (CAN) for 16GB, $649 (CAN) for 32GB, $749 (CAN) for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and $679 (CAN) for 16GB, $779 (CAN) for 32GB and $879 (CAN) for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models. iPad will be sold through the Apple Store® (http://www.apple.ca/store), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. The iBooks™ app for iPad including Apple’s iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store on May 28.
 
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xerent

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Jan 19, 2010
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Not that international

At least they could remove the huge teaser from the swedish company site since it never seems to get here, not even in the second round.
 
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psychjoe

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Nov 10, 2009
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Almost £100 than it costs in the states? I think I'll pass thanks - unless they offer an educational discount.

Shame, as I intended to buy one.


Edit: ok, £40 more - but that's still no excuse especially as the pound will rise again soon.
 
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timsutcliffe

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Jun 18, 2007
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According to my quick calculation, based on 15% sales tax in the US, which may or may not be correct, it's £40 more expensive to buy the 16GB model in the UK.

Annoying, but to be expected. If my maths is faulty, i'm sure someone will let you know.
 
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Streethawk

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Feb 25, 2010
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The price looks pretty much on the money. Still looks like 32gb 3G for me. If they'd have surprised me with a good 64gb 3G price i might have stretched to that, but i dont see it being worth £700
 
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Dae

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Apr 30, 2009
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I won't be surprised if Apple prices iPad at higher than $1500 in my country.
 
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fabian9

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Nov 28, 2007
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I'm glad they've finally announced the price - funny that I was literally checking the apple site for news about price information about 5 mins before it was posted here!

£429 is as expected really...
 
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mbrellisford

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May 29, 2007
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Interesting, but let's see how much the unlimited data contract is going to be, because otherwise I think the iPad is useless.

Frankly I don't see an unlimited data plan going for less than $60/month in Canada; and I'm not sure that the iPad is 'good' enough at that price point.

Tom

iphoneincanada.com posted these plans for Canada. They aren't for sure, just based it on the current plans available

Rogers

* $25/$30 for 500MB of data
* $30/$35 for 1GB of data
* $60/$65 for 3GB of data
* $80/$85 for 5GB of data
* $30/$35 for Data Flex Plan (500MB – 5GB of data)

* Additional data usage in Canada is charged at 3¢/MB
* Additional data usage outside of Canada but in the USA is charged at 0.6¢/kb
* Additional data usage outside of Canada and the USA is charged at 3¢/kb

Fido

* $25/$32 for 500MB of data
* $30/$37 for 1GB of data
* $60/$67 for 3GB of data
* $80/$87 for 5GB of data
* $30/$37 for Data Flex Plan (500MB – 5GB of data)

* Additional data usage in Canada is charged at 3¢/MB
* Additional data usage outside of Canada but in the USA is charged at 0.6¢/kb ($3/MB on flex plan)
* Additional data usage outside of Canada and the USA is charged at 3¢/kb

Telus

* $25/$30 for 500MB of data
* $30/$35 for 1GB of data
* $60/$65 for 3GB of data
* $80/$85 for 5GB of data

* Additional data usage in Canada is charged at $0.05/MB. Additional data usage outside of Canada and the USA is charged at $25/MB.
* Additional data usage outside of Canada but in the USA is charged at $3/MB.
* If a SIM card is installed on a voice device, local or long distance voice minutes to Canada and the US (except Hawaii or Alaska) are charged at $0.35 per minute. Additional voice roaming charges apply outside of Canada.
* Additional data is charged by the MB or GB and is rounded up to the closest KB (1 GB = 1,024 MB; 1 MB = 1,024 KB). Data usage is subject to a monthly overage limit of 10 GB.

Bell

* $25/$30 for 500MB of data
* $30/$35 for 1GB of data
* $60/$65 for 3GB of data
* $80/$85 for 5GB of data
* $35 for Data Flex Plan (500MB – 5GB of data)

* Additional data usage in Canada is charged at $0.05/MB
* Additional data usage in USA is charged at $3/MB
 
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Grimace

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Feb 17, 2003
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with Hamburglar.
US sales tax averages around 6 or 7% -- with major cities closer to 10%.

I don't know what VAT adds in, but I don't think anyone expect the currencies to be near in price value. Sorry Europe!
 
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tullys

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Jun 8, 2007
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Lowlands of Hampshire
Unbelievable

Sorry but this isn't the same unbelievable, audience-gasp-inducing $499 that they rolled out earlier this year.

This could had been £329 (given non-tax UK prices of other Apple products and the JooJoo, for sake of examples).

Opportunity missed; await iPhone 1G-like price-drop....
 
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JeromeOD

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Sep 22, 2005
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Unbelievable - you losers. It's £25 difference for the 16gb, not £100

TAKE OFF THE VAT, AND REALISE THAT US PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SALES TAX

Sheesh.
 
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Rudy69

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Mar 30, 2009
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$549 (CAN) for the base model....lame... I'm considering a little trip to the US since our dollar is on par with the US
 
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scottparker999

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Aug 4, 2009
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Its because us Brits just bend over and take it. If we didn't always cough up the premium they wouldn't charge it.
 
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afd

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Apr 12, 2005
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£70 difference between 16G and 32G and £100 between 32G and 64? I think I'll go for the 32.
 
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psychjoe

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Nov 10, 2009
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Unbelievable - you losers. It's £25 difference for the 16gb, not £100

TAKE OFF THE VAT, AND REALISE THAT US PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SALES TAX

Sheesh.

It's £25 difference when the pound has fallen to its lowest in 13 months - the day after it's been announced we have a hung parliament which has caused the investors to act cautious. As soon as the political situation is sorted out, it will rise again. So Apple have taken advantage of the lower pound-doller. Probably why they waited because any change in government would have the same effect.

Perhaps you should take more of an interest in current affairs/think a bit bigger, eh?
 
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