iPad 2 UK Pricing and Stores

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  1. Dr Dre macrumors newbie

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    Any guesses on the UK price? Will it go back down to £429 for the wifi 16gb?

    And how about garageband and imovie? what prices we expecting for them? and will they be available in the UK on 11th March?

    Also, just seen that HMV have a placemarker on their website for all the wifi ipad 2's and curry's are expecting to have them on March 25th. Any other shops we are expecting them at on release day to avoid those huge apple store queues?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I would guess it will stay the same price as the iPad 1 was pre-announcement. That said the base price in the US is $499. Convert that to £ and add VAT at 20% and we get to about £370… Unfortunately I doubt it'll be that cheap :(
     
  3. raymondkerr macrumors regular

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    Base model 16GB wifi will start at £439 (VAT increase) as far as I aware, all the pricing will be the same.

    I predict that iMovie and GarageBand will be £9.99 each on the UK App store. Not sure if the apps will be on the Uk store before the 25th.
     
  4. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    If it's anything like the MacBook Pro refresh, Apple will absorb the VAT increase and pricing will return to the pattern it was when iPad 1 was released.
     
  5. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Steve said that iMovie will be a universal app, so whatever price the iPhone app is currently, is what it should stay as, and GarageBand will be the same price as that.
    I'm sure the iPhone app will become a universal one, after an update, that should become available very soon.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't see that happening. The pricing tiers within the store are well known. US$4.99 = GB£3.50
     
  7. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    iMovie and Garageband will be £5.99

    Is it definite that Curry's will have it in stock? If so I won't bother pre-ordering and just head to my local megastore to pick one up.
     
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    ive not heard anything
     
  9. Dr Dre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    Comet as well

    http://www.comet.co.uk/

    I get 10% off with comet from work so looks like I'll be picking mine up from there later on.

    They also have discount vouchers floating around the net. i.e 5% off if you spend over £300 or 7% off if you spend over £600 which can be used for reserve and pickup in store.

    Add 2.5% cashback if you use and track from Quidco and you could be looking at some nice discounts. :)
     
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    Thanks for the tip, do you have any site URL's of the offers, I'll have a look around Google aswell.
     
  12. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Anyone know a way of getting money off at Comet? ie. in store?
     
  13. Gryzor macrumors 6502

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    Ummm, it has already been said that the pricing and capacities are identical, so this thread is effectively redundant.
     
  14. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    Comet discount codes are listed here. http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/discounts/comet.co.uk

    At present none of them are valid on the 25th March, but looking at previous codes they just get re-newed after each one has expired.

    Spend over £300 get 5% off, over £600 7% off. Not a bad deal.
     
  15. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

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    so $5=£10? :rolleyes:

    in the same way that imovie for iphone is priced, the $5 should convert to £3
     
  16. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    The MacBook Pro went down to pre-VAT-rise price so I reckon it'll start at £429.

    And I don't know what one of the commenters above is talking about, but the apps will be £2.99 each. iMovie is already available and is just waiting to be updated to fit iPad 2.
     
  17. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice thanks, I'm planning on getting 32gb 3G iPad which should be about £600 so 7% off will do very nicely, I assumed that those were just for online ordering though?
     
  18. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, you can use the vouchers on the website and choose the reserve and pick up in store option. (if its available for the item you want)

    I used the same process to pick up a MacBook Pro from Comet. I got 10% off from work, added another 7% off from the vouchers which can be found online and then tracked a further 3% from Quidco. (its now 2.5%)

    The MacBook pro at the time was £1020 but after all discounts i paid just under £800. All done online but paid and picked up from store.
     
  19. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Brilliant thanks, will give that a go when Curry's put it online for pre-order
     
  20. Jarcrew macrumors 6502

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    Where are you jokers getting £10 from for iMovie and Garageband? They'll be £3 a piece, like every other $5 app.
     
  21. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    Buying iPad 2 is so tempting, but I really shouldn't. I don't need a new one
     
  22. Gofre macrumors regular

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    John Lewis will be selling them on launch, no pricing yet but they were selling the first gen iPad (16GB) for £429 before the price dropped this week and presumably they'll follow Apple's RRP which will supposedly be identical. I'll be picking mine up from here, 12% employee discount [=
     
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    wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    I'll probably be buying mine in the US when I go there right before the 25th.
     

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