Apple reveals international pricing for iPad 2; March 25 release

Today, Apple announced that the iPad 2 is still on track for their international release on March 25 in 25 countries. The second generation iPad will go on sale at 5PM local time, and maintain the same suggested retail price of the United States release.

Many analysts predicted that the iPad 2 international launch date might slip after the devastation in Sendai, Japan. As some may know, Japan is a parts supplier for many Apple products, including the glass for the iPad 2.

The WiFi-only iPad 2 will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25 and in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April. The iPad 2 with WiFi + 3G will also be made available for the same suggested retail price as the American counterpart.

Pricing for the iPad 2 in the United States was listed at $499, $599, $699 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of the WiFi-only model. The 3G model would tack on another $130 in any model and colour.

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For exact pricing on the iPad 2 in your country, please visit your country's Apple online store for details.

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Article is wrong.. Nothing on the Australian site aswe'll as how many other countrys have already been mentioned. The prices have been released to the media and stores but not on the apple store.

vincent said,
Overpriced device still

Yup...won't be getting one.

They add one 200-300 extra for the Australian market....greedy ****s

saxondale. said,

So you google it.
No s**t.

I was commenting on this line from the article: "For exact pricing on the iPad 2 in your country, please visit your country's Apple online store for details.".

http://www.apple.com/uk/pr/library/2011/03/22ipad.html


iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on 25 March for a suggested retail price of £399.00 inc VAT (£332.50 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, £479.00 inc VAT (£399.17 ex VAT) for the 32GB model, £559.00 inc VAT (£465.83 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of £499.00 inc VAT (£415.83 ex VAT) for the 16GB model, £579.00 inc VAT (£482.50 ex VAT) for the 32GB model and £659.00 inc VAT (£549.17 ex VAT) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April, and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.

Prices will start at £399 for the Wi-Fi only model - that's £30 cheaper than last year with the Wi-Fi only models topping out at £559. If you want 3G you will have to bolt on an extra £100 on to the price, so the 16GB will cost £499, 32GB will cost £579 and the 64GB behemoth will cost £659

MikeBuzz said,
Prices will start at £399 for the Wi-Fi only model - that's £30 cheaper than last year with the Wi-Fi only models topping out at £559. If you want 3G you will have to bolt on an extra £100 on to the price, so the 16GB will cost £499, 32GB will cost £579 and the 64GB behemoth will cost £659

AP707 said,
Am I the only one who can't see the UK price?

That's because they're still adding £££ to it, you know it's gonna be expensive

I don't know how they going to do that, especially when here in the US after 11 days it's still hard to get one, there's no stock in the stores, you have to be hunting from store to store, Walmart, SAMS, Best buy, Target, Apple Stores and you have to wake up early and to be lucky!

Even if you try one online still 2-3 weeks!

Maybe aApple will be the same, just release the 25th and then, they will not restock for 2-3 weeks.

I think I can safely confirmed that none of the apple stores of those countries have published the prices yet and have a 'notify me' thing instead

ahhell said,
$519CAN That's bull**** considering our dollar is worth more.

I can't how bad the UK is going to get screwed.

not really, its a whole 2 cents difference CAD to USD is 1.0215

Edited by neufuse, Mar 22 2011, 4:22pm :

neufuse said,

not really, its a whole 2 cents difference CAD to USD is 1.0215

his point is that it should atleast be the same price as the US

neufuse said,

not really, its a whole 2 cents difference CAD to USD is 1.0215

Yeah well then it should be at least the SAME PRICE??? Rip off central!!

Shadrack said,
And remember, folks, there is more to pricing a product in another country than the exchange rate

I know! the shipping of "magic" to put in their devices costs a fortune.. /s

You have to realize that Apple is experts at the way they market their products.. They release things in the US at somewhat reasonable prices and then release it everywhere else later and use the fact that it was popular in the US to charge everyone more for it..

The more popular in the US, The higher the international price.. The last Ipad was 499 in the US and was 549 in Canada when the dollars were very similar.. Now the Canadian price is 519 because people are actually look at other tablets.

Also its funny how they charge more in Asia for the same product even though they are made in Asia and shipped to the US

Lachlan said,
You have to realize that Apple is experts at the way they market their products.. They release things in the US at somewhat reasonable prices and then release it everywhere else later and use the fact that it was popular in the US to charge everyone more for it..
Somehow doubt that. The Apple TV was simultaneously released at $99 in the US and £99 in the UK.

Lachlan said,

I know! the shipping of "magic" to put in their devices costs a fortune.. /s

You have to realize that Apple is experts at the way they market their products.. They release things in the US at somewhat reasonable prices and then release it everywhere else later and use the fact that it was popular in the US to charge everyone more for it..

The more popular in the US, The higher the international price.. The last Ipad was 499 in the US and was 549 in Canada when the dollars were very similar.. Now the Canadian price is 519 because people are actually look at other tablets.

Also its funny how they charge more in Asia for the same product even though they are made in Asia and shipped to the US

Asia isn't a part of NATO . There are a lot of politics involved that effects the price of a product from the US in another region. In major markets, Apple/Microsoft/Whoever has to setup shop there in order to support the market and all its intricacies (VAT, required warranty durations, pay level of employees in that region, etc). But you absolutely can import an iPad or w/e from the US to most places... get ready to pay more for it... but you can.

Shadrack said,

Asia isn't a part of NATO . There are a lot of politics involved that effects the price of a product from the US in another region. In major markets, Apple/Microsoft/Whoever has to setup shop there in order to support the market and all its intricacies (VAT, required warranty durations, pay level of employees in that region, etc). But you absolutely can import an iPad or w/e from the US to most places... get ready to pay more for it... but you can.

NATO? Did you mean NAFTA?

Mike Brown said,
Somehow doubt that. The Apple TV was simultaneously released at $99 in the US and £99 in the UK.

You do know that $99 does not equal £99 right?

I can see the fairness in charging more over here when they are both shipped from the same Foxconn warehouse!

Lachlan said,

I know! the shipping of "magic" to put in their devices costs a fortune.. /s

You have to realize that Apple is experts at the way they market their products.. They release things in the US at somewhat reasonable prices and then release it everywhere else later and use the fact that it was popular in the US to charge everyone more for it..

The more popular in the US, The higher the international price.. The last Ipad was 499 in the US and was 549 in Canada when the dollars were very similar.. Now the Canadian price is 519 because people are actually look at other tablets.

Also its funny how they charge more in Asia for the same product even though they are made in Asia and shipped to the US


I can't believe this. We STILL haven't ended this discussion.

Read up on import duties and VAT rates in Sweden, as an example of where I live, and where these will cost more, quite a bit more, than in the US. You'll end up realizing the base price is very similar.

Cue an identical post as this when Apple releases the next iteration of the iMacs.

Because thinking up Apple conspiracies is more fun.

Mike Brown said,
Somehow doubt that. The Apple TV was simultaneously released at $99 in the US and £99 in the UK.

you know that 99 UK pounds is equal to $162 US.. so you are saying they dont raise the price when they release it in the US for $99 and in the UK for $162?? that is a 62% mark up.. im sorry but it does not cost 62 dollars to ship that tiny Apple TV there even if they are shipped indivually .. Use your brain

Northgrove said,

I can't believe this. We STILL haven't ended this discussion.

Read up on import duties and VAT rates in Sweden, as an example of where I live, and where these will cost more, quite a bit more, than in the US. You'll end up realizing the base price is very similar.

Cue an identical post as this when Apple releases the next iteration of the iMacs.

Because thinking up Apple conspiracies is more fun.

No i understand that.. Its just that I am an investor and we tend to pay attention to how companies market their products.. Turn on the business channel and they talk about it right on there!@

Shadrack said,

Asia isn't a part of NATO . There are a lot of politics involved that effects the price of a product from the US in another region. In major markets, Apple/Microsoft/Whoever has to setup shop there in order to support the market and all its intricacies (VAT, required warranty durations, pay level of employees in that region, etc). But you absolutely can import an iPad or w/e from the US to most places... get ready to pay more for it... but you can.

All that aside.. I live in Canada.. We have a stronger dollar then the US, we have a Free trade agreement, so the product should be cheaper in Canada?

Nope it is not.. its at least 20 dollars more.. I know it is a small amount but it is silly when I could walk and buy one across the border and get it for 35 dollars cheaper..
with a direct exchange right now it comes to $486 CAN = $499 US ..

Lachlan said,

All that aside.. I live in Canada.. We have a stronger dollar then the US, we have a Free trade agreement, so the product should be cheaper in Canada?

Nope it is not.. its at least 20 dollars more.. I know it is a small amount but it is silly when I could walk and buy one across the border and get it for 35 dollars cheaper..
with a direct exchange right now it comes to $486 CAN = $499 US ..

See, you have the luxury of crossing the boarder and picking one up. Other people don't, they have to import it.