iPad in Europe?

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  1. backinmac macrumors newbie

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    So we know the rough details for the USA, but when will the iPad be released in Europe? Anyone care to speculate or even provide some tangible evidence?:)
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    Apple UK says.

     
  3. Xenoxide macrumors member

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    Stevie J said in the keynote that while the WiFi one would come out in March, the 3G one would be released in Europe in June/July as it would take a while to sort out the data plans with the carriers.
     
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    No, he said the data plans wouldn't be sorted until June / July.

    The 3G iPad is unlocked and is sold without a data plan so there is nothing stopping them selling the iPad before then. All the UK networks already do low price PAYG data packages, so you could use one of these until the official plans are available.
     
  5. ukcolinr macrumors regular

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    The UK Website clearly says:
    The only thing coming in June/July is the deals with International Carriers. As the iPad is unlocked, there is no reason for them to delay 3G release (even if no MicroSIMs are available the iPad WiFi + 3G will still work without 3G) til Jun/July.

    Not that it bothers me much, if they do delay it I'll buy one in the US, I'm there most weeks anyway LOL :)
     
  6. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    Would there be any issue with power supply or warranty if you're buying from the USA?
     
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    A local website says that the iPad will cost €449,= here in the Netherlands and will be released at the end of march.
    Probably all the same for the rest of europe.

    check it out yourself at http://www.a-mac.nl
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Danish retailer Humac has announced prices starting at DKr 3499,- (~$653).

    And speculations are on that, at least the wifi version, will be available in Norway along with the first batch by the end of March or shortly thereafter, with prices starting at around NKr 3790,- (~$643), according to ipod1.no.
     
  9. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    If its power supply is anything like the iPhone/MacBook Pro then nope. My Apple gear (original iPhone and 13" MacBook Pro) are both from the US and work fine over here.

    Its fun to confuse the Genius' in the Apple Store when you take a foreign machine in for them to look at it.

    Not sure about warranty as I've never had to use it

    pac
     
  10. yegon macrumors 68020

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    How about the actual purchase of the 3G - will I be able to simply order one online via the Apple store with my cc? Will it involve contracts?

    Kind of a silly question I suppose, but I'm used to buying anything data related/possibly contracted in real life stores
     
  11. OllyW Moderator

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    Your MacBook Pro would be covered, your iPhone wouldn't.
     
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    Apple's exchange rates are anything but beautiful. :(
     
  15. iphonegeek786 macrumors 6502

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    LOL, so true.
     
  16. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    And this is one of the reasons I still only have 1 mac product, iPhone 2g from 2008.
     
  17. OllyW Moderator

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    You could always import your next one from the US. ;)

    :D
     
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    Love norweigan names :D eplehuset FTW (in english The house of Apples)
     
  20. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    god bless america....lol :p

    feel sorry that our euro friends won't feel the joy w/ us at the same time.:D
     
  21. till macrumors member

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    Simultaneous worldwide release was strongly implied by Jobs at the announcement, was it not? WiFi version available worldwide in 60 days.

    apple.com/de says the same thing:
    Euro prices suck for most computer stuff, especially if you're comparing to the weak dollar. Went through buying a Lenovo laptop about two years ago, when the exchange rate was around €1.00 = $1.50: it turned out that I could buy *two* laptops from Lenovo USA, have them shipped to Germany, and pay all taxes, and it would work out to about the same price as buying *one* of the exact same laptop in Europe.

    But that requires patience for shipping. Well, buy through your company and at least save VAT ;)
     

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