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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.