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cordonbleu
8th April 2010, 08:01 PM
Hi All,

First post, have found myself absolutely overwhelmed with anticipation for the iPads local launch...

Based on the price differences between the apple US and AUS Stores for current Apple products there is a general difference of around 30-40% more in general dollar terms in the Australian store. Looking at these basic price differences, I feel Australians are going to be looking at the following best case scenarios regarding price

all plus 30% rounded to closest marketable price

wifi 16gb
$649

wifi 32gb
$779

wifi 64gb
$909

3G 16gb
$819

3G 32gb
$949

3G 64gb
$1079

Im very tempted to just get a 64gb one now on ebay because I dont think there will be much if any change from $1000 for one from Apple Australia.

Where do everyone elses price opinions lie?

wolfie
8th April 2010, 08:12 PM
ill agree with the scheming of the prices, but drop them all by 30 dollars to what u posted.

Stez
8th April 2010, 08:23 PM
Apple really have to bring this thing in at $600. Call me crazy, but I just think if Apple want to get people buying this new tech, especially in Australia, they need to wow them with the tech and wow them with the price. Apple, as always, have the tech part covered, but if they want people to buy this thing they'll have to bring it in at this price. As Phil said in the first iPad video, they want to bring in the iPad at an affordable price from the start, not have it work it's way down. So I think to really bang in here and keep going with new features every year at this price point will work for Australia and the rest of the world.

darksplat
8th April 2010, 08:23 PM
the iPad wont be over $1000 to close to the macbook and mac mini it will be more like this
wifi 16gb
$599
wifi 32gb
$699
wifi 64gb
$829
3G 16gb
$799
3G 32gb
$849
3G 64gb
$949

Stez
8th April 2010, 08:25 PM
Exactly. As I said, Aussies are just clueless with these things (Just watch Today Tonight whenever they cover anything Apple related :p ) None of them will want an iPad with 64GB when they can just get a bigger HDD, bigger screen full featured laptop for not much more. And looking at the pricing of the iPod Touch (Remember, everything here has to work with all the prices of other stuff aswell.) I think this is the likely price.

Apple need something to fill that 600-1000 price range in the portable market, and the iPad should do just that.

cordonbleu
8th April 2010, 08:27 PM
the iPad wont be over $1000 to close to the macbook and mac mini

I understand this, however considering the price of an iPhone here, I dont think Apple is going to be that price aggressive.

The initial iPad price will reduce when revision 2 rolls out at 128gb and 256gb or whatever form they take.

Stez
8th April 2010, 08:31 PM
at 128gb and 256gb or whatever form they take.

Yeah, because those will be as common as 32GB drives one year from now :p

Apple didn't need to be price aggressive with the iPhone, it was marketed as a luxury, but the iPad, it's a luxury aswell, if not even more so, but Apple are making these big claims here. The BEST browsing experience to quote Apple. They want people to buy this, they want them to believe surfing the web, checking email, viewing photos, everything else will be so much better on an iPad then on a regular computer. But I don't see that happening at any higher a price point.

darksplat
8th April 2010, 08:31 PM
I understand this, however considering the price of an iPhone here, I dont think Apple is going to be that price aggressive.


the phone was priced when the $$$ was lower it makes a difference because they know poeple will import the device as we just experience with anthony and pete - god bless them.

Stez
8th April 2010, 08:36 PM
Yeah, I reckon with the dollar sitting steady at 91 for the past month and it slowly starting to rise (92.52 as we speak!) Apple should be safe with pricing it low. Weren't we in the recession when iPhone came out or was this earlier?

tcn33
8th April 2010, 08:38 PM
It's going to be less than you think.

darksplat
8th April 2010, 08:39 PM
[QUOTE=Stez;952118 Weren't we in the recession when iPhone came out or was this earlier?[/QUOTE]

Nar no recession our dollar was around the 80 cent mark

Stez
8th April 2010, 08:41 PM
It's going to be less than you think.

I hope so! I didn't want to spend too much on this thing but it isn't looking good for the 32GB 3G version though :(

darksplat
8th April 2010, 08:44 PM
my bad

The Australian dollar returned to 96 US cents in June 2008, and subsequently rose to a new post-float high of 98.49 US cents on 15 July 2008.

Stez
8th April 2010, 08:50 PM
my bad

The Australian dollar returned to 96 US cents in June 2008, and subsequently rose to a new post-float high of 98.49 US cents on 15 July 2008.

Uh oh, so this means the dollar was at an all time HIGH when the pricing was announced?

Remy
8th April 2010, 09:05 PM
$649 / $749 / $849 are my guesses for the Wi-Fi models.

$799 / $899 / $999 for the 3G models.

Either way, we'll most likely find out tomorrow morning.

darksplat
8th April 2010, 09:13 PM
yeah but that was the for the 3G only. In 2009 (3GS) it was this; Australian Dollar on Friday, 3 July 2009, 0.79847 USD, and you were right the rest of the world was in recession but not us.

Stez
8th April 2010, 09:19 PM
yeah but that was the for the 3G only. In 2009 (3GS) it was this; Australian Dollar on Friday, 3 July 2009, 0.79847 USD, and you were right the rest of the world was in recession but not us.

In my eyes, if the dollar is f**ked, then we are in a recession. Anyway let's hope for the best tomorrow morning hopefully we'll see something while Jobs is yapping about the iPads sales, something like this:

iPad has sold over 500,000 units, which is amazing, blah blah blah, but we want to take the iPad to more places then just the US, which is why starting from ** of April 2010 the iPad will be available in both Wi-Fi and 3G versions for the rest of the world and 3G in the US. (Chart comes up showing international pricing in each country/currency)

Rjat
8th April 2010, 09:20 PM
I think that some of the prices mentioned above are too low. I think that only one or two models will be under $1000. I don't think Apple are too concerned with it eating into their laptop market. They keep saying that this is a different device to a laptop. They may price it that way. I hope not.

entropy
8th April 2010, 09:25 PM
Where are you Mr X?

jack112006
8th April 2010, 09:31 PM
Apple could do it at $499, and still make very nice profits. But they won't. I believe that pricing will most likely start at $599, and go up from there.

Wi-Fi
16GB - $599
32GB - $699
64GB - $799

3G+Wi-Fi
16GB - $749
32GB - $849
64GB - $949

Rjat
8th April 2010, 09:32 PM
I have a feeling that all the 3G models will be over $1000.

darksplat
8th April 2010, 09:35 PM
I have a feeling that all the 3G models will be over $1000.

no way apple wwant to make this device very accessible and considering that it wont be locked from the start it is very very unlikely at that price point

Rjat
8th April 2010, 09:39 PM
Do we actually know that it will be unlocked outside the US? I thought that this was speculation.

MightyAtom
8th April 2010, 09:46 PM
Do we actually know that it will be unlocked outside the US? I thought that this was speculation.

It's unlocked in the US, why would they release it locked internationally?

gareth
8th April 2010, 09:51 PM
This my guess.
$679
$849
$979

$879
$1029
$1149

Stez
8th April 2010, 09:57 PM
I have a feeling that all the 3G models will be over $1000.


Do we actually know that it will be unlocked outside the US? I thought that this was speculation.

You have no idea what you're talking about do you?

Stez
8th April 2010, 09:58 PM
This my guess.
$679
$849
$979

$879
$1029
$1149

That's way off. Anything over $649 (Which is highly unlikely, BTW) and Apple will be saying goodbye to many iPad buyers, including myself.

ozerus
8th April 2010, 09:59 PM
huh, they start pricing this thing near a thousand dollars and it wont be going anywhere, people will just start buying them in the US and having them shipped out.

JNRidgway15
8th April 2010, 10:01 PM
Apple could do it at $499, and still make very nice profits. But they won't. I believe that pricing will most likely start at $599, and go up from there.

Wi-Fi
16GB - $599
32GB - $699
64GB - $799

3G+Wi-Fi
16GB - $749
32GB - $849
64GB - $949

I think the above prices will be pretty damn close We have to remember the Apple iPad slogan;

"A magical and revolutionary product at an unbelievable price"

So I cant see them selling the top end WiFi device for over $1000.:)

DJY
8th April 2010, 10:20 PM
huh, they start pricing this thing near a thousand dollars and it wont be going anywhere, people will just start buying them in the US and having them shipped out.

and hopefully once they are released locally - even if we do buy them in the USA we can just use our normal Aussie iTunes account!

I look likely to be in the States twice in coming months...
once in May in Florida, and then again 3 weeks later hopefully in NYC.
So if the price difference is significant I will buy one over there.

Rjat
8th April 2010, 10:22 PM
You have no idea what you're talking about do you?

eh? I thought this was a forum for speculation? Keep your insults to yourself.

Stez
8th April 2010, 10:29 PM
eh? I thought this was a forum for speculation? Keep your insults to yourself.

Sorry to come off like that, but seriously, it may be a forum for speculation, but if you're going to say something as stupid (for lack of a better word) as that, then atleast have something to back it up. What is the reason for your thinking? That's what speculation is all about.

I think the iPod Touch will go up by $200 next year because they are making it thicker and adding a camera.

See, I can do it too ;)

Rjat
8th April 2010, 10:35 PM
So what are these iPad facts that I am missing on AU pricing?

Ecto1
8th April 2010, 10:45 PM
Ok I'll just put a guess in.

wifi only

16gb $550
32gb $650
64gb $750

3G models add an extra $180.

gareth
8th April 2010, 10:50 PM
Ok I'll just put a guess in.

wifi only

16gb $550
32gb $650
64gb $750

3G models add an extra $180.

550 i think your dreaming. :moneymouth:

entropy
8th April 2010, 10:50 PM
Anything more than a 5-8% margin for exchange rate risk (+GST of course) and I will just get my brother in law to post one out from the US. The days of the Apple Australia tax are over for this little black duck.

A reckon $599 for the 16Gb wifi, and $999 for the 64Gb 3G.

They might need to revise the prices for the ipod touch and iphone at the same time.

DeanCorp
8th April 2010, 10:56 PM
FYI - Found out today from head of AppleCare Australia, no international warranty on iPad's. The iPad will need to be returned to the country where it was purchased. This is all noted by the Serial Number. Therefore it will be the same story as the iPhones..

entropy
8th April 2010, 11:01 PM
FYI - Found out today from head of AppleCare Australia, no international warranty on iPad's. The iPad will need to be returned to the country where it was purchased. This is all noted by the Serial Number. Therefore it will be the same story as the iPhones..
Are you telling me that if my iphone went belly up while I was in London I would have to send it back to Australia to be replaced? That sucks. A lot.

Why doesn't the iphone and ipad have the same sort of warranty as a macbook? They are portable devices made for travel.

DeanCorp
8th April 2010, 11:02 PM
Are you telling me that if my iphone went belly up while I was in London I would have to send it back to Australia to be replaced? That sucks. A lot.

Yep :)

Exactly.

ozerus
8th April 2010, 11:03 PM
FYI - Found out today from head of AppleCare Australia, no international warranty on iPad's. The iPad will need to be returned to the country where it was purchased. This is all noted by the Serial Number. Therefore it will be the same story as the iPhones..

I don't believe it for a moment.

Stez
8th April 2010, 11:03 PM
Ok I'll just put a guess in.

wifi only

16gb $550
32gb $650
64gb $750

3G models add an extra $180.

$550 would be a direct currency conversion. Don't think so :p

tom5955
8th April 2010, 11:06 PM
Do we actually know that it will be unlocked outside the US? I thought that this was speculation.

Really? They are selling it unlocked in the main country (US) that they are locking the iPhone in. I highly doubt they will lock it in a country (Aus) that has the iPhone available from 4 (or 5) telcos along with it being available unlocked also.


FYI - Found out today from head of AppleCare Australia, no international warranty on iPad's. The iPad will need to be returned to the country where it was purchased. This is all noted by the Serial Number. Therefore it will be the same story as the iPhones..

I'm sure I saw decryption say somewhere in his iPad stuff that he asked and it was confirmed by Apple staff in the US that it had international warranty.

Of course I may be going crazy, but i'm pretty certain i saw it.

MightyAtom
8th April 2010, 11:12 PM
FYI - Found out today from head of AppleCare Australia, no international warranty on iPad's. The iPad will need to be returned to the country where it was purchased. This is all noted by the Serial Number. Therefore it will be the same story as the iPhones..

From the iPad warranty available here (http://www.apple.com/legal/warranty/) in PDF format.


If you seek service in a country that is not the country of original purchase, you will comply with all applicable import and export laws and regulations and be responsible for all custom duties, V.A.T. and other associated taxes and charges. Where international service is available, Apple may repair or exchange defective products and parts with comparable products and parts that comply with local standards.

DeanCorp
8th April 2010, 11:17 PM
From the iPad warranty available here (http://www.apple.com/legal/warranty/) in PDF format.

But does that apply to iPad or just to Apple in general?

MightyAtom
8th April 2010, 11:20 PM
But does that apply to iPad or just to Apple in general?
It's in the iPad warranty document it's got to at least apply to the iPad, well iPads sold in North America. International warranty documents may exclude international repairs when released.

DeanCorp
8th April 2010, 11:22 PM
It's in the iPad warranty document it's got to at least apply to the iPad, well iPads sold in North America. International warranty documents may exclude international repairs when released.

Not sure why she would tell me the wrong information, especially Apple, they either are 100% sure or no comment, wait and see sort of response.

For now I think we assume, no international warranty.

MightyAtom
8th April 2010, 11:24 PM
Not sure why she would tell me the wrong information, especially Apple, they either are 100% sure or no comment, wait and see sort of response.

For now I think we assume, no international warranty.

Nope, I assume international warranty and I have supporting documentation if AppleCare ever try to tell me otherwise.

kevinnugent
8th April 2010, 11:30 PM
Nope, I assume international warranty and I have supporting documentation if AppleCare ever try to tell me otherwise.

I confirmed with Apple staff when I bought ours : international warranty. Especially in countries where Apple have a sales presence.

OziMac
9th April 2010, 12:32 AM
Not sure why she would tell me the wrong information, especially Apple, they either are 100% sure or no comment, wait and see sort of response.

For now I think we assume, no international warranty.

Again, until the fat lady sings, even our local Apple people are not fully informed - the documentation and the verification from Apple US stores (who by now are in the know) pretty persuasively suggests that the warranty applies internationally.

The documentation itself does not preclude the operation of the warranty internationally, it merely states that Apple will not bear any costs associated with the transfer of the iPad to another country (which you would have already paid/ dealt with to get it here). And then it goes on to state that international service may be available, though it must conform to relevant local standards.

Indeed, the apple.com warranty pages pretty much confirm it - only the Original iPhone has any kind of territorial distinction between warranty documents (amongst the different original countries of sale), whereas the 3G and 3GS have the same warranty document which only states that Apple 'may' restrict warranty service to the country of original purchase - given the availability and disincentive to import 3G/3GS iPhones, I imagine that problem rarely arises.

nando
11th April 2010, 09:20 PM
well if you go to the US store and get a plain macbook it will cost you $999 US here in the Aus store that same macbook cost you $1299 AU.
Now the ipad in the US is $499..... half the macbook. Now do you see the correlation.
it means that the ipad here in Aus has to cost half the macbook which is $649.5
So indeed round off...lets say $649 for the iPad here in Aus

Joey1983
11th April 2010, 10:02 PM
My Guess:

Wi-Fi
16GB = $639
32GB = $769
64GB = $899

Wi-Fi + 3G
16GB = $799
32GB = $929
64GB = $1059

I don't think they'll kill themselves to keep the price of the top model under $1000 for the australian market.

A price of AU$999 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G is pretty much a straight conversion from the US price + GST.
Considering our dollar's at US93c at the moment, and that these prices will need to stick for at least a year till iPad V2. I don't see them taking the risk...

tom5955
12th April 2010, 06:37 PM
I think apple would be crazy to sell any of the models for over $1000. It just wouldn't sell because of the price, people would buy a netbook instead. That and the fact that their calling it a magical and revolutionary product at an unbelievable price.

entropy
12th April 2010, 06:49 PM
While I would agree they would be crazy to sell the 64gig 3G for more than a $1000, this apple we are talking about and they will go for the maximum price they think the market will bear.

That said, if they think the 32gig one is the sweet spot, they might keep the 64 slightly below $1000 and gouge a little bit extra out of the 32.

colbris
12th April 2010, 07:16 PM
$649 / $749 / $849 are my guesses for the Wi-Fi models.

$799 / $899 / $999 for the 3G models.

Either way, we'll most likely find out tomorrow morning.

Well no you will not know until Apple Australia is ready to announce the date available to order.
However I believe you are spot on with estimated price . Why
$499 USA price NO tax as US does NOT include tax convert to Aus Dollars plus 10% GST and about $49 up cost ie customs etc so $649 is my estimate and hopefully I am right
Apple's cost to dealers is approx 5% less ( Extax plus GST) ( same margin for imacs and ipods) Some big resellers may get an extra 2% but thats all

Trust me I know as I have been selling Macs as a specialist since 1993

This price $649 I feel is a fare price to pay. This is also in line with other products on the Apple store

mitty
12th April 2010, 08:55 PM
I wonder if ipad will be available on an EPP discount. Nearly everything else on the Apple Store is, except for the iphones. Will be interesting to see if the ipad is included in that or not.

tcn33
12th April 2010, 09:00 PM
For the record, I'm guessing:

Wifi: $599, $699, $799
3G: $799, $899, $999

NILcorp
12th April 2010, 09:02 PM
The Wi-Fi versions are gonna be $150 more.

The 3G versions are gonna be $200 more.

OziMac
12th April 2010, 09:20 PM
I'm sure I've chimed in on this elsewhere, but if there's a wager running, here are mine:

16GB: $649
32GB: $779
64GB: $899

16GB+3G: $799
32GB+3G: $929
64GB+3G: $1049

Logic: Straight conversion on RRP+GST, plus enough of an Apple Australia premium (it's inevitable, no point being wishful) to round the prices up to nice-sounding prices that Apple usually uses. $130 premium for 3G becomes a relatively decent $150 premium.

Not worried about breaking the $1000 mark with the 64GB+3G - this is Apple after all, higher end iPods and iPhones have started off above the $1000 mark, and if you're going for the high end, you're not going to be worries about some magic price. Unbelievable, maybe, but not magic. ;)

Joey1983
12th April 2010, 09:27 PM
I think apple would be crazy to sell any of the models for over $1000. It just wouldn't sell because of the price, people would buy a netbook instead. That and the fact that their calling it a magical and revolutionary product at an unbelievable price.

Or, people could just buy the next model down if they're worried about breaking the $1000 mark...

The most important price from a marketing point of view is the base model. So they can say "starting from only $xxx"

Mickytk
13th April 2010, 09:47 PM
So prices are starting at $499... but where will they end?

tom5955
13th April 2010, 09:58 PM
Or, people could just buy the next model down if they're worried about breaking the $1000 mark...

The most important price from a marketing point of view is the base model. So they can say "starting from only $xxx"

Well the point I made was pretty much the top price being over 1000 would be alot, and that would mean the base model would be high as well. So it would be in their best interest to keep the costs down in order to attract people to the more expensive models. If they create the feeling from a customer - hey, this isnt that expensive, i'm not paying much more than the people in the US are paying, chances are they are gonna buy bigger. It'd be a better situation that people thinking Oh, its too expensive, i guess i'll buy the cheaper one.

LithgowLights
13th April 2010, 10:07 PM
It'd be a better situation that people thinking Oh, its too expensive, i guess i'll buy the cheaper one.

Agreed. I know what I'm willing to pay, so when the prices are released I'll work out what model I can afford. Of course I'd love the 64GB 3G model, but I believe my budget should get the 32GB Wireless one. Maybe the 16GB 3G if the delay is not too long :)

Joey1983
13th April 2010, 11:07 PM
Just having a quick look at the new MBP's that have just shown up on the online store, comparing the US vs AU pricing.

Seems to roughly be - Convert from US to AU dollars - Add 10% (GST) - Add 6% (Apple Tax / Buffer).

If you follow this pattern and convert the iPad prices you get roughly $629 (base model) - $1039 (top model).

Guess it depends how competitive they want to be, they could drop the 6% buffer but it would be risky seeing as the prices will be set for at least 12 months...

OziMac
14th April 2010, 10:05 PM
Well, since NeoRicen is staying silent and everyone is still making random predictions, I figure someone was going to do this sooner or later. So because I have too much time on my hands right now, here we go:

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3568/ipadprice01.png

Here is an analysis of Apple's major iPod / computer products US and AU prices, and the difference between them.

I've used these figures to extrapolate the prices in the following ways:
Using the average price difference of 35.11% (which more than accounts for 10% GST, approximately 7-10% conversion, and the local premium) - as you can see, the proportional difference varies non-linearly with price, so applying this average premium is not particularly useful; and
Using a few similarly priced equivalents or products which are close to an even multiple of the price a corresponding iPad model. Also worth noting that the absolute difference in price between like models around the iPads' range is between $150-$300.

Based on these admittedly arbitrary figures, I then estimated a price based on a tidy distribution of prices around attractive 'sounding' prices (ie ending in a 9, biased towards 99, 49, 79 and 29).

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1132/ipadprice02.png

A few things to remember though:
This analysis is full of horse excrement. As is any other speculation as to pricing until Apple actually releases it - it's only as good as the assumptions on which it is founded, which can all be thrown out the window by Apple.
One thing is for sure: Apple never really surprises us with pricing more favourable than the US, so it would be optimistic to expect anything much better than these - and definitely not anything close to a straight conversion plus GST.

PS - Numbers on the iPad is great, but I couldn't do the whole thing on it, had to use the desktop version for the screencaps etc. ;)

Joey1983
14th April 2010, 10:41 PM
Ha, Nice one.

Going from that, the mark up on the new MBP's averages about 25%.
Seeing as they're the latest thing to hit the store, I'd say the iPad mark up would be closer to that than what they were putting on the iPod's etc from 7+ months ago.

Which equates to roughly what I was saying in my earlier post:


If you follow this pattern and convert the iPad prices you get roughly $629 (base model) - $1039 (top model).

As you were saying though, all this means crap. I'm sure they'll find a way to shock and or surprise us (here's hoping in a good way...)

Just wish they'd hurry up already and put us out of our misery :mad:

OziMac
14th April 2010, 10:51 PM
Going from that, the mark up on the new MBP's averages about 25%.
Seeing as they're the latest thing to hit the store, I'd say the iPad mark up would be closer to that than what they were putting on the iPod's etc from 7+ months ago.


That's a fair point - I'll indulge you on that one. The average is 25.38%, which translates to:


16GB - $625.85, so say $629
32GB - $751.04, say $759
64GB - $876.42, say $879
16GB 3G - $788.65, say $799
32GB 3G - $914.03, say $929
64GB 3G - $1039.41, say $1049

Definitely cheaper than the ones I came out with above, but still definitely going to exceed $1000 with the 64GB 3G. So let's see how it pans out. :)

the gaffer guy
14th April 2010, 11:00 PM
You have even longer to save up now. No iPad till end of May.
http://idisk.me.com/youmeandthem/Public/Pictures/Skitch/Apple-20100414-225745.jpg

Joey1983
14th April 2010, 11:42 PM
FWIW at this rate I could put aside a dollar a day from now till release, I'll be able to grab myself a few iPads... :(

azultrahur
15th April 2010, 09:57 AM
Apple could do it at $499, and still make very nice profits. But they won't. I believe that pricing will most likely start at $599, and go up from there.

Wi-Fi
16GB - $599
32GB - $699
64GB - $799

3G+Wi-Fi
16GB - $749
32GB - $849
64GB - $949

I agree these are closest to the mark. I have been tracking Apple prices for a long while as I was budgeting iMac and iphone purchases during the times of the yo-yo exchange rates.

Apple consistently prices in $AUD by converting the US price using the 3 month trend exchange rate minus ~7c.

Plainly, the exchange rate is running about 92c, with the difference you convert prices at 85c. It makes the 32GB iPad US$599 = AUD$705. However $699 is a better price to market to consumers.

stehsegler
22nd April 2010, 08:30 AM
"Based on these admittedly arbitrary figures, I then estimated a price based on a tidy distribution of prices around attractive 'sounding' prices (ie ending in a 9, biased towards 99, 49, 79 and 29).

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1132/ipadprice02.png"

I think OZiMac is pretty spot on... or at worst only a few dollars off. The bench mark for Apple seems to be the 13inch MacBook... read: The 64Gbyte 3G iPad needs to be about $100 to $150 cheaper than the MacBook.

Mickytk
22nd April 2010, 10:12 AM
For me it comes down to a combination of usability, value for money, and convenience, with a choice between two options: iPad wifi + MiFi unit, vs iPad 3G

Just cant figure out which option i'd prefer. They're likely to cost about the same, so it kinda comes down to the other options.

time4magik
22nd April 2010, 05:36 PM
lol i payed $790 on ebay OUCH!

eron
22nd April 2010, 08:08 PM
Pricing is based on competitor's products as well. As much as it's not a netbook, price wise it must be similar to a good netbook and must be cheaper than a laptop.

colbris
22nd April 2010, 10:51 PM
I agree these are closest to the mark. I have been tracking Apple prices for a long while as I was budgeting iMac and iphone purchases during the times of the yo-yo exchange rates.

Apple consistently prices in $AUD by converting the US price using the 3 month trend exchange rate minus ~7c.

Plainly, the exchange rate is running about 92c, with the difference you convert prices at 85c. It makes the 32GB iPad US$599 = AUD$705. However $699 is a better price to market to consumers.

The US price does not include sales tax. $499 is EX tax in USA add 10% as it varies state to state and that would be close plus uplift cost ( customs etc) landed will be around $649 based on current conversions

aafuss
23rd April 2010, 01:38 AM
My guess for:16GB-$599 or $9629

nando
23rd April 2010, 09:31 AM
LOL 9629!! wow! :D