An Apple Australia spokesperson has confirmed to me via email that Australia will be definitely seeing the iPad 2 on March 25! Meanwhile, a leaked and unconfirmed list of Australian iPad 2 pricing has appeared online - details and possible pricing within.
Australia’s version of Walmart, Big W, has come out with iPad 2 pricing that’s between $11 and $51 cheaper than Apple’s own retail pricing, pushing Australian iPad 2 prices even closer to their US equivalents.
Rumors around the iPad mini are understandably reaching a fever pitch now that an announcement seems very likely for October 23, and a new one over the weekend claims to have a full breakdown of iPad mini unit pricing. While it seems unlikely that Apple would release pricing info to retail partners ahead of a new product launch, it isn’t entirely unprecedented.
Apple’s iPad mini announcement is set for early next week, and the big variable still remains price. Now, a couple of new reports that surfaced this weekend shed a little more light on what we might expect with pricing. KGI Securities analysts Ming-Chi Kuo has an early look at the likely bill-of-materials (BOM) for the iPad mini, and 9t05Mac reports on likely U.S.
With the world and his dog impatiently waiting for Android tablet makers to realise that pricing Android tablets at the same price as an iPad 2 is no way to win friends and influence non-iPad buyers, Apple is reportedly getting ready to strike back with cheaper pricing of its own.
A flock of Apple's new sensational iPad models will hit Australian stores on May 28, starting from $629 and ending at $1049 for the high end 3G model. Australia will be one of nine countries in the eagerly anticipated second wave of the release of Apple's newest wonder product.
The Apple event in San Francisco today was a big one, in terms of just how much stuff Apple trotted out between software updates, pricing bombshells and new hardware. The iPad underwent a makeover and lost some weight with the iPad Air, and the iPad mini stepped up to the big leagues with an uncompromising 64-bit A7 processor and Retina display.