We've known for some while that Apple would allow Australian iPad advance orders from Monday May 10. Just ahead of that date, Apple has finally confirmed local prices and said the device will ship on May 28.
Here's the good word direct from Apple's press release:
iPad is available in Australia for a recommended retail price of AUS$629 inc GST for 16GB, AUS$759 inc GST for 32GB, AUS$879 inc GST for 64GB for Wi-Fi models. Wi-Fi + 3G models for a recommended retail price of AUS$799 inc GST for 16GB, AUS$928 inc GST for 32GB and AUS$1049 inc GST for 64GB.
There's still a lot of detail we don't know, such as how much 3G plans will cost: every major telco has said it will sell plans, but prices aren't yet forthcoming. One interesting detail: Apple has now said the iBooks application will be made available in Australia on May 28, though it hasn't yet said whether that means any paid-for books will be available. Overall, the prices are at the low end of what people were guessing.
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