Apple's new iPad hits UK shops

Apple's new iPad hits UK shops

Summary: Apple's 'new' iPad has gone on sale in the UK, US and a number of other countries around the world.The tablet, announced on 7 March, went on sale on Friday online and via Apple's London flagship store in Regent Street.

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Apple's 'new' iPad has gone on sale in the UK, US and a number of other countries around the world.

The tablet, announced on 7 March, went on sale on Friday online and via Apple's London flagship store in Regent Street. The 16GB Wi-Fi-only version of the device costs £399, ranging up to £659 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + '4G' model. Both variants are available in black or white.

iPad 3 queue in London

Apple's 'new iPad' has gone on sale in the UK, US and a number of other countries. Image credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET News

Some would-be purchasers were waiting overnight, or in some cases days, outside the store in Regent Street for the device to go on sale.

In the UK, Three, Orange and Vodafone are offering the device on a range of tariffs, starting from £25 per month on a two-year contract. Inclusive data allowances for the device vary by operator, for example, Three's inclusive 24 month tariffs include 15GB of data usage, whereas Orange's equivalent £25 per month plan comes with 1GB of 'anytime' data usage and 1GB of 'quiet time' — between midnight and 4pm — usage.

T-Mobile is also offering the device. O2 is the only operator that has said it definitely will not be offering the new iPad itself. It did not offer the previous generation of hardware.

Customers that did not place pre-orders when the device was announced could have to wait between two and three weeks to have their orders fulfilled. Some branches of PC World started selling the device from midnight.

Topic: Mobility

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