AU: Australian iPad 2 pricing?
Update: The pricing in this article is accurate, pricing has now been confirmed by Apple.
Yesterday afternoon, a user by the name of Brown2Hornet posted a set of prices for the iPad 2 (with certain accessories) up on Australia’s biggest forum: Whirlpool. Now while he claims he is unable to reveal his sourcing, his prices actually seem fairly spot on, as they come complete with model numbers in tow, and a bit of a discount over last year’s iPad pricing (since the Australian Dollar is nearly at Parity with the US Dollar). Have a look at the following prices (all prices are in Australian Dollars including GST):
iPad 2 Black 16GB – Wi-Fi $579.00
iPad 2 Black 16GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $729.00
iPad 2 Black 32GB – Wi-Fi $689.00
iPad 2 Black 32GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $839.00
iPad 2 Black 64GB – Wi-Fi $799.00
iPad 2 Black 64GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $949.00
iPad 2 White 16GB – Wi-Fi $579.00
iPad 2 White 16GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $729.00
iPad 2 White 32GB – Wi-Fi $689.00
iPad 2 White 32GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $839.00
iPad 2 White 64GB – Wi-Fi $799.00
iPad 2 White 64GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $949.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Leather Black $79.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Leather Cream $79.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Leather Navy $79.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Leather Tan $79.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Blue $45.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Green $45.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Grey $45.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Orange $45.00
iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Pink $45.00
Digital AV Adapter $45.00
What this roughly translates to is a $50 discount from last year on the cheapest model (16GB wi-fi), and it’s also good to see that the white and black iPad 2’s will cost exactly the same, despite fears that the white might have cost a little more. It’s still $70 more than our US counterparts, and you’ll still be able to import it for cheaper, but with reported shortages and shipping time, it would just be better to buy it locally. (THAT, and the US 3G version’s will not work locally due to a difference of carriers and micro-sims). So how about it, are you pleased with the pricing? Or would you rather have hoped for more of a discount?
The iPad 2 will be available at 5pm, regardless on your time zone Australia wide on the 25th of March.