The Apple iPad was announced back in January, with the U.S. being the first to get their hands on this sought after device. However, those of us in the UK wondered how much this tablet device would cost once it hits the market. We mentioned on a number of occasions how much we would expect the iPad to cost – but the price is way off what most of us thought.
Many of us had based our guesses on prices from the U.S. versions, but we all know how difficult that is with high UK taxes. The cheapest iPad in the U.S. costs $499, a simple conversions shows this is £333 – but the price consumers in the UK will pay is £429. ITProPortal explains that this is 11 percent above expectations.
We have seen time and time again that we should never consider that the price for a device from the U.S. will never be a simple matter of a currency conversation – as there are many of factors that we should consider.
Are you happy with how much you will pay for the Apple iPad in the UK, or is this case of rip-off Britain once again?