Rumoured UK Wi-Fi Prices £389, £439 and £489

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  1. Sparced macrumors regular

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    Not confirmed but sounds reasonable and what most people expected.

    I'll either get the 32GB version if they offer education discount or just stick with 16GB for now.

    http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/apple-ipad-to-cost-389-in-the-uk-25-02-2010/
     
  2. mrklaw macrumors 65816

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    Tip from who?

    £389 sounds feasible based on comparing like priced products on the US and UK stores but the other two prices seem a little low

    not complaining though. If true then it's at least a 32gb for me, maybe a 64
     
  3. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    Sounds cheap to me, I was expecting higher with VAT and some buffer room for exchange rate fluctuations. If its true I'll definitely get the 64GB.
     
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    If you just convert the American prices at today's exchange rate and add VAT you get £385, £462 & £539.

    The UK prices for Apple gear are never just a straight conversions so those rumoured prices look far too low.
     
  6. MacSiggy macrumors member

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    Those prices seem a bit on the cheap side to me. I think that the 16GB won't be any lower than £399 and looking at the price difference between the 32GB and 64GB Touches, I'd be looking at £469 and £539 respectively.

    I hope I'm wrong though! I'm banking on getting the 16GB for £399, but if those prices are correct I'd definitely get the 64GB.
     
  7. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    A lot of that changed when the pound became so weak. Look at Apple store prices now. The 64GB iPod touch costs $399. Converted to pounds and with VAT added, that converts to £308. But how much does the 64GB iPod touch cost on the UK Apple store? £306 — So it's actually cheaper (but let's say, roughly equal) to buy it from the UK.

    So I think these prices could turn out to be accurate.

    All those people looking to fly over to America to buy it "cheaply" might be in for a surprise ;)
     
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  9. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

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    If you want a good excuse to facepalm have a look how www.trustedreviews.com have reported this 'leak'. Apparently these prices compare unfavourably to US prices... :rolleyes: Oh, and there's no way on earth to get mobile broadband on the iPad if you don't buy the 3G-enabled version as it doesn't have USB for 3G dongles. The fact the same site reviewed the MiFi (wireless router with 3G dongle built in basically) and raved about it apparently never occured to the idiot writing the piece :mad:

    Aaaanyway, while I hope these prices are right I fear they're a little too cheap. The 64Gb would be, what, almost $50 cheaper than the US once you knock tax on the head? Seems unlikely. That sad, if it IS true then Apple are really serious about pushing this platform as that's a ridiculously good set of prices for such a device. Now if they could just offer the usual ~15% education discount.....
     

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