Ipad launch in Australia – May28th
The date is Friday May 28th , when the iPad will also launch in Australia along with Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Pre-orders can be placed at Apple.com.au from Monday, 10 May, with the device available from Apple’s online store and retail stores plus selected Apple resellers.
In Australia pricing starts at $629 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, with the 32GB version at $759 and the 64GB model at $879. The entry-level 3G iPad (which also includes GPS and 16GB of storage) will land at $799; the 32GB model comes in at $929, with the flagship 64GB 3G iPad at $1,049.
Ipad Internet and Data plans
The competition between telecommunication carrier’s for a piece of Apple’s iPad action has begun, with Optus putting flat month-by-month 3G plans as well as prepaid plans on its iPad menu.
Optus plans for I-pad
Optus has confirmed to APC that it will offer a ‘made for iPad’ microSIM bundle with three month-by-month plans: $20 for 2GB, $30 for 3GB and $60 for 8GB. "Optus will also have prepaid as well as month-to-month data plans suitable for use with the iPad 3G" Optus spokeswoman Liz Greene told APC, with the promise that "we will provide further details of our iPad plans soon."
Telstra Plans for Ipad
Earlier today Telstra revealed its prepaid iPad Next G plans which cost $20 for 1GB, $30 for 3GB and $60 for 6GB on top of the initial $30 ‘Pre-Paid SIM for Apple iPad’ start kit which comes with 1GB (and a bonus 2GB if activated before June 30th). Telstra has not yet revealed if it will also offer month-by-month plans
The entry-level $20 pack comes with 1GB; $30 gets you a 3GB top-up; the mid-range $60 recharge comes with 6GB; $80 lands you 9GB, while the $100 top-up comes with 12GB (although we’re open to suggestions as how any iPad user could gobble up 12GB, or even 6GB, in just 30 days).
The pre-paid iPad microSIM starter pack will be sold at Telstra Stores and "selected partners". Recharges are available via Bpay or through purchasing vouchers at outlets including Telstra stores and dealers, Australia Post, Target, Big W, Dick Smith, Woolworths, Safeway, Coles Fone Zone, K Mart, Retravision and Newslink newsagencies.
Vodafone plans for apple Ipad
VHA partner networks Vodafone and 3 have revealed they will offer a range of mobile broadband plans for the 3G iPad.
The new Month by Month plans offer the value of a contract with complete flexibility of not being locked into a long term commitment.
Available on both Vodafone and 3, mobile broadband can be purchased for as little as $15 per month. This low monthly cost allows the download of 1GB of data. The Month by Month plans are also available at $29 (3GB), $39 (6GB) and $49 (8GB). Customers also have the option to either ‘BYO’ their own broadband modem or purchase a stylish USB modem internet stick for the low one-off cost of $79.