Just over one month after the Apple iPad has been officially launched, some rumoured prices of the Mac tablet computer have emerged, although they have to be taken with a big scoop of salt.
Little known tech blog Geeky Gadgets is saying that the WiFi-only version of the device will cost as little as £389 with the 32GB version costing £439 and the 64GB one, £489.
The US prices for the non 3G iPad are £327, £392 and £458 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions respectively. They are expected to come in the UK over the next couple of months with the 3G version coming up to 30 days later.
The source did not say what would be the price of the WiFi+3G version of the iPad although it did mention that it would go on sale in the UK in March rather than in April 2010.
Back in January 2010, we guesstimated the price of the iPad in the UK taking into account the average exchange rate of $1.3 and the fact that there is a 17.5 percent VAT rate that has to be taken into consideration.
The cheapest iPad, we suggest, would cost a not-so-insignificant £385 while the most expensive model would cost £639, not far from what Geeky Gadgets's source came up with.
Even at that price, the non 3G model is expensive, given the fact that it will be next to useless if you want to use it outside your house. Furthermore, you won't be able to upgrade it to 3G at a later stage.