iPad sells for £429

THE basic 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad will cost nearly £100 more in the UK at £429 than it does in America—where it sells at £337 ($499). Brits will be able to preorder one online from Apple on Monday (May 10).
And the tablet computer, which has already sold a million in the US, will be available in Apple stores from Friday May 28.
For larger memory Wi-Fi models you’ll pay £499 for 32GB and £599 for 64GB. In America they'd cost £405 ($599) and £472 ($699).
If you want 3G and Wi-Fi. you’ll pay £529 for 16GB, £599 for 32GB and £699 for 64GB.
Vodafone and O2 are yet to announce their iPad 3G data only price plans. But we reckon a pay as you go deal will be best for the iPad, which is the ultimate coffee table gadget. Orange are offering various tarriffs including a simple pay-for-what-you-use deal at 5p per MB upto £40 a month. Brilliant for reading books and magazines, and casual gaming, we reckon you are only likely to use the iPad to browse the web away from home Wi-Fi without downloading. You'll get £10 credit on activation of any Orange iPad data plan, for use at any time. Other bundles include: £2 per day for 200mb of data, £7.50 per week for 1GB, £15 and £25 a month for 3GB and 10GB, plus unlimited use at Wi-Fi hotspots.

 

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