Apple iPad UK release date is today: Where, how?

By Gary Johnson - May 28, 2010

Have you got yourself a new iPad today? If you have not already pre-ordered one or have been queuing up outside a store you will now have to wait until June. The device will not come cheap though as Apple do not want it subsidized by mobile broadband deals by internet companies, broadbandgenie.co.uk are reporting.

Apple’s own stores and those of PC World’s and Curry’s will be stocking the device, while the Apple stores opened at 8 am today. There is a good chance the stores good soon sell out of the device, with some stores having people queuing over night.

Expect to pay between £400 and £700 for an iPad and then you will have to buy a Micro SIM for your 3G iPad. The Wi-Fi only device starts at £429 for the 16GB up to £599 for the 64GB. The 3G and Wi-Fi 16GB model starts at £529 up to the 64GB at £699.

The cheapest iPad will need a Wi-Fi hotspot to access the internet just like you would with a laptop using a wireless router. With the 3G versions you will need a special SIM card, as dongles and standard 3G broadband cards are not supported. To start with O2, Vodafone, Orange, and 3 Mobile will be offering iPad SIM only deals.

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  • jonathan

    I was delighted to receive the ipad , typical Apple efficiency …..however activating the card with VODAPHONE is a different story , Longwinded , lots of voice activeated messages and if you dont have a vodaphone acct expect to wait at least 30 mins …..Good luck

  • This is a wonderful machine for my wife who had a severe stroke paralyzing her right side four years ago. It would be nice if people thought of our society as diverse instead of their own private mindlessness.

  • James

    Still plenty of stock at PC Worlds and Currys!