Apple Annouces International iPad Release Date and Prices

Apple Today, Apple announced that the iPad will be available in nine more countries on Friday, May 28th. These countries include; Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Customers in these nine countries can begin pre-ordering the iPad on Monday, May 10th via Apple’s online store.

Apple’s press release also states that the iPad will be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore sometime in July. Check out Apple’s full press release below for more info.

Below is the International Price List for all versions of the iPad.
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iPad Pricing and Availability

AppleThe new iPad from Apple was released yesterday. It will come is a few different configurations. You can get it with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage. You can also get it with or without the 3G connection for an extra $130. The non 3G version will be available within 60 days and for added 3G it will be 90 days. Below is the pricing structure:

$499 – 16GB wifi
$629 – 16GB wifi + 3G
$599 – 32GB wifi
$729 – 32GB wifi + 3G
$699 – 64GB wifi
$829 – 64GB wifi + 3G


The 3G service will be available in the US through AT&T for $14.99 for 250MB per month or $29.99 for unlimited per month. There is no contract and no cancellation fee. The iPad will be unlocked so you can use it with any carrier that supports micro SIM cards. It’s also a data only connection. There are possibilities of VOIP calls but no phone app comes with it.

UPDATED: Existing iPhone 3G Customers have to pay$499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB)

AT&TThis could be bad news for AT&T Customers. At the bottom of this page at Apple’s site you will see prices for replacing an iPhone 3G. Hopefully this is not accurate or we are misunderstanding it…

For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).

Thanks to our writer, JMCato for the tip!

I went to Apple’s website at to check my eligibility and here’s what I got:


$299.00* — 8GB iPhone 3G (black)
$399.00* — 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)
$499.00* — 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)

I’ve been with AT&T since June 2007 when the first iPhone was released and bought the iPhone 3G for $199 in July of 2008.

AT&T Post iPhone 3G Info

AT&TLots of good info here. Mainly the pricing for no contract iPhones are $599 & $699 (coming soon). For early upgrades the price is $399 & $499. If you currently have an iPhone or are upgrade eligible you will pay $199 & $299. Also, current AT&T customers are also charged a $18 upgrade fee.

If you’re new to AT&T you’ll need a photo ID and Social Security Number. A deposit may be required at time of purchase, upon credit review. An activation fee of $36 will be billed to your account and a 2 year contract is required. You can speed things up by visiting the AT&T store before the July 11th launch to run a pre-qualifying credit check.

To see more AT&T info on the iPhone 3G see this article on AT&T’s website.

Rogers iPhone Plan Pricing Announced

The following is a press release from Rogers, the carrier for the iPhone 3G in Cananda:

TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ – Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless carrier with Canada’s fastest wireless network, today announced a variety of voice and data pricing plans for the much-anticipated Apple(R) iPhone 3G set to hit stores on Friday, July 11. With monthly plans starting at $60 for voice and data combined, Rogers offers a wide selection of high value price packages to meet the needs of Canadian iPhone aficionados. All price plans require a three-year contract. [Read more…]

$199 too good to be true?

So, what’s the catch? It sounds like there is a catch and if you’re planning on unlocking, it’s a big catch. AT&T is saying there will be in store activation only, and there may be a penalty for not activating your iPhone 3G within 30 days of purchase. You also have to sign a 2 year contract whether you have an existing iPhone and/or account. They are also dropping the GoPhone plans and raising the data plan to $30 a month from $20 due to 3G. This shouldn’t effect me since I’m already with AT&T. We’ll probably move our numbers to the new iPhones and unlock our old ones for testing purposes. $10 more a month x2 for 3G is ok I guess (once they get it in our area).

UPDATE: Link to AT&T Press Release

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