Techradar have stolen a march on the rest of us and got the official word from Apple on the iPad price and availability here in the UK.

We already know that it will be available to pre-order on the 10th May but added to this we now know the release date is the 28th May:-photo

iPad UK pricing

Apple’s suggested retail prices are as follows:

£429 (inc. VAT) for 16GB Wi-Fi iPad

£499 (inc. VAT) for 32GB Wi-Fi iPad

£599 (inc. VAT) for 64GB Wi-Fi iPad

£529 (inc. VAT) for 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad

£599 (inc. VAT) for 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad

£699 (inc. VAT) for 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad


iPad will be sold through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers. The iBooks app for iPad including Apple’s iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store on 28 May. Full press release is here.


Via Tech Radar

0 thoughts on “iPad UK price announced”
  1. Apple are a bunch of unscupulous thieves. The 16Gb Wifi ipad on the Apple store in the US is $499 which converts to £337. The Techradar quoted price for the same device is £429 which converts to $634.12. As our American Cousins say ‘You do the Math’!

  2. It’s actually not as bad as you think, you have to take into account VAT @17.5% which takes it to about £395.00 so we are getting charged about £34.00 more in the UK, seems to be the way with tech but not that bad really

  3. £337 in the US as opposed to £429 in the UK, thats £92 pounds difference , take off VAT and its £75. Shipping freight costs from China are no more to the UK than the US. I’m still not impressed though.

  4. Ok lets get the maths right first its $499 US at today’s exchange rate 1US$ = £0.675310643 so 499 * 0.675310643 = £337.00. Now add on VAT £337 * 1.175 = £396.00

    This makes the difference as £429 – £396.00 = £33.00 more expensive, big deal

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