Apple will release a slimmer, faster iPad, the iPad Air, on 1 November and an iPad Mini with retina display later that month — and Australia will be the first country in the world to see them. If you’re ready for an iPad upgrade, here’s what you’ll pay. No steep Australia tax on these, thank goodness, unlike the Mac Pro — though the older iPad 2 has gone up in price!
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The 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air will cost $598; the 32GB version is $699, the 64GB is $799, and the 128GB costs $899. The SIM-card equipped models in the same sizes cost $749, $849, $949 and $1049 respectively.
iPad 2 models which remain on sale are the 16Gb Wi-Fi model at $449 and the 16GB 3G model at $598. Very strangely, those prices are actually higher than they were earlier this week, when Apple was selling them for $429 and $569 respectively.
The mini with Retina display costs $479 for the 16GB version, $598 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB and $799 for 127GB. The SIM-equipped models costs $629, $749, $849 and $949 respectively. The original mini has dropped slightly in price to $349 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model (down from $369) or $499 (down from $509) for the 16GB SIM-equipped model.