Apple Releases iPad Prices For UK Customers

Apple has finally announced the prices of the six iPad models in the UK and as expected, they do not come cheap when compared the US.

According to the official press release, the cheapest model will be available for £429 for the 16GB WiFi version, £499 for the 32GB and £599 for the 64GB model. For the 3G model, add £100 across the board, which means that the top of the range model will cost £699.

The iPad will be available for pre-order from the 10th of May with delivery towards the end of the month. The iBook app for the iPad will be available as a free download from the App store from the 28th of May.

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland have also been included in the second batch of countries where the iPad will be released. An additional nine other countries will follow in July.

The iPad will go on sale on the Apple online store, the high street stores as well as selected Apple retailers; there are already dozens of retailers selling the iPad although most, if not all of them, are likely to be grey importers.

The tablet PC has already sold more than one million units in less than a month, managed to wow consumers away from netbooks and even inspired a 100 year old lady to write a poem about it.