Earlier today we posted an article looking at the Micro SIM cards which brought 3G connectivity to the iPad, a recent article posted on gather takes a close look at the iPad’s cost and the cost of 3G data plans.
Yesterday Apple unveiled their Apple iPad (you can see video coverage of the event here), technology-wise there are a few downfalls (no multitasking and no Flash support), also a lot of people have also been put off by the overall cost.
There are six different versions to choose from, these is a 16GB version with WiFi connectivity for $499, a 16GB version with WiFi and 3G connectivity for $629. There is also a 32GB version with WiFi connectivity for $599, a 32GB version with WiFi and 3G connectivity for $729 and finally a 64GB version with WiFi connectivity for $699, and a 64GB version with WiFi and 3G connectivity for $829.
As for 3G data plans there will be two options to choose from, a limited data plan will set you back $14.99 per month and an unlimited data plan will set you back $29.99 a month.
Personally I like the sound of the iPad, however feel that I only really need it if it offers a 3G data plan, however with economic climate as its is I do not really want to have another monthly commitment.
Currently I pay for my handset’s contract which includes a data plan and my home broadband, I do not really fancy having to pay yet another data-related contract.
Also as AT&T’s coverage is somewhat patchy in America I’m sure many customers will be put off by the bad press that iPhone customers have voiced regarding the network, what do you think?
Also See: Update on iPad 2017 refresh line-up