iPad in Australia

Discussion in 'iPad' started by The Truth, May 7, 2010.

  1. The Truth macrumors regular

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    So iPads will be out in Australia on May 28:

    16GB Wi-Fi $629
    32GB Wi-Fi $759
    64GB Wi-Fi $879

    16GB Wi-Fi+3G $799
    32GB Wi-Fi+3G $928
    64GB Wi-Fi+3G $1049

    They look like pretty good prices. Any word yet on data deals from the carriers? I think that will be the deciding factor on which model to go for.
     
  2. Surely Guest

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    I'm surprised that Apple didn't try to keep the 64 GB wifi+3G model at a $999 price-point.

    That $1,000 mark can be a psychological barrier for many.....
     
  3. Jinkst macrumors 6502

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    I thought the same. Although it might be Apple's intention to push the high end 3G models through the telcos in which they'll be subsidized anyway.

    Being that they will be available on a range of carriers rather than just one like in the States, it might be a way for Apple to drive competition to discount on subsidy in the telcos and hence drive more sales than outright prices.
     
  4. WytRaven macrumors 6502

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    I guess I'm not one of the many. 64GB 3G here I come :D

    I do agree though. I had hoped they would squeeze the 16GB WiFi to $599 and the 64GB 3G to $999 but despite that I am pleased with these prices. Especially considering the hammering our dollar has taken of the last day or so :/
     
  5. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Prices are about what I was expecting...
    but I'm very happy to hear that we will be getting iBookstores as well!!!!

    Fingers crossed though - I'm still hoping to pick one up in Florida on Tues... let's hope the US Apple stores get new stock next week!!!
     
  6. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    So excited :)

    Does anyone know what time they usually let things like this go up for pre-order?

    Also, do they charge your credit card for the full amount when you preorder or only at some stage prior to shipment (but not necessarily right away)?

    Many thanks.
     
  7. cathy88 macrumors member

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    Can you show me the link on where these price are shown? I still cant find it on Aus Apple Site.
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, I was thinking $799, $899 and $999 for the 3G models.
     
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  10. The Truth thread starter macrumors regular

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    http://www.apple.com/au/pr/library/2010/05/07ipad.html

    Yeah, they’re definitely not making a big deal about it on the Aus page. I can’t find the path now. Don’t ask me how I got there, it was 3am on a Friday night :)
     
  11. ukyo229 Guest

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    That really is a good price in the aust market. Going on the Mac Mini price, I was expecting it to be around $100 more for the entry model.
     
  12. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    I do hope we see similarly good prices in NZ in July.
     
  13. sammich macrumors 601

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    Those prices are pretty much inline of what was predicted by me and this other guy in this thread. And I was happy with those predictions.

    But alas, I need to wait for the next iPhone pricing before any thought about buying an iPad.
     
  14. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    Basically the same prices as the 3GS iPhones. Makes me wonder if the 4G iPhone will see a drop in price then. Or will an unlocked iPhone always be equal in price to a larger iPad?
     
  15. The Truth thread starter macrumors regular

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    Data plans:

    Telstra:
    $30 for a starter kit (1GB of data standard, plus a bonus 2GB if you buy it before June 30)

    monthly recharge at
    $20 for 1GB
    $30 for 3GB
    $60 for 6GB
    $80 for 9GB
    $100 for 12GB


    and Optus:
    $20 for 2GB
    $30 for 3Gb
    $60 for 8GB a month
     
  16. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    They charge only when it's ready for shipment
     
  17. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    Just pre-ordered mine, can't wait for it to arrive.

    Maybe then my kids will stop nicking off with my iPhone.
     

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