With the international iPad 2 release just mere hours away the queues are starting to form outside Apple stores around the world. For those not yet in a line and have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, here’s a rundown of where the iPad 2 is going on sale tomorrow, and just as importantly, how much you’ll need to hand over to get one!
As a recap, here is the full list of all 25 countries receiving iPad 2 on the 25th: 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.
The chart below is courtesy of Italian blog Setteb.it, and lists the prices in most of the 25 countries getting the iPad 2 on Friday. The US pricing is also included for comparison. Yes UK folks, you’re going to be paying a premium as always. But hey, these prices are still cheaper than last year’s model!
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If the pricing is a little steep then how about a subsidised iPad 2? The only confirmed deal we’ve seen so far is from the UK’s T-Mobile, with the popular carrier offering two deals.
Existing customers get the iPad 2 for just £199, so long as they sign up to a 24 month data plan at £25 per month. New customers will need to pay £229 up front and £27 per month for their contract over the same 24 months. Those fees get you 1GB of data to use each month, with a further 1GB of ‘quiet time’ use. That’s between the hours of 12am and 10am to you and me.
We’re sure more carriers across the world will offer similar deals to T-Mobile, so be sure to shop around if a subsidised deal is your particular cup of tea.