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 revealed new iPad models on Thursday, and they all go on sale starting today via Apple’s online store. Today is just the beginning of pre-sales, with iPads officially shipping to pre-order customers and arriving in stores sometime “late next week,” according to Apple.
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.
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.
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.