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UK iPad pricing and release date announced

As we watch the UK election process unravel Apple has announced UK iPad pricing and availability. It’ll be out on 28 May. The 16GB Wi-Fi version will cost £429, £499 for 32GB and £599 for 64GB – all prices include VAT. If you want the iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G then you’ll have to pay £529 for the 16GB model, £599 for 32GB and £699 for the 64GB.

Compared to the US (pre-tax vs pre-tax) it’s slightly more expensive to buy an iPad here – the UK 16GB Wi-Fi version, for example, works out at around £25 more than its US counterpart.

As expected the iPad will be sold in Apple stores, Apple’s website and authorised resellers. Apple also noted that the iBooks app for iPad including Apple’s iBookstore will be available as a free download from the UK App Store on May 28. You can pre-order the iPad online from 10 May.

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