View Full Version : Why are unlocked iPhones more expensive than iPad?

29th January 2010, 11:28 AM
An unlocked 32GB 3GS iPhone off the Apple AU site costs $1040 yet a 32GB Wi-Fi & 3G iPad costs about $150 less (US$729 + 20% for AU conversion = AU$874.80).

Surely the iPhone should be alot cheaper... Does anyone know the reason for this?

29th January 2010, 11:42 AM
Err because you can make phone calls and it's got a camera. :)

29th January 2010, 11:45 AM
And also because the iPad is physically larger they don't need to rely on such miniaturised (read: expensive) tech to do the same things.

29th January 2010, 11:53 AM
nightelves - This may explain it but the iPad is 4 times the size

Exocet - This also may explain it but I thought the same tech would have been used in both, the extra space just being used for battery.

29th January 2010, 12:44 PM
The iPhone is released in Australia and has a designated Australian price.

The iPad is NOT released yet and has no Australian price set (yet).

While using current exchange rates is a reasonable starting point it's not the only factor.

Compare the price of an iMac in the US with Australia - the price differences aren't ONLY due to exchange rate at any given time.