iPad 2: UK price revealed

Apple's iPad 2 arrives in the UK on 25 March...

Apple's iPad 2 arrives in the UK on 25 March...

Apple's iPad 2 will go on sale on Friday 25 March at £399 for the cheapest model

Apple's iPad 2 will go on sale on Friday 25 March at £399 for the cheapest modelPhoto: Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

Apple's latest addition to its post-PC collection, the iPad 2, is to go on sale in the UK on Friday 25 March.

Apple has priced the 16GB iPad 2 with wi-fi at £399 including VAT. The 32GB and 64GB models will cost £479 and £559 respectively.

Expect to pay £100 extra for each of the 3G models, with the 3G-enabled 16GB iPad 2 priced at £499.

Apple fans will be able to purchase the new tablet device at Apple Stores from 5pm on Friday 25 March. For those not willing to join the Apple Store scrum, the iPad 2 will be available online from 1am on Friday morning.

The iPad 2 will be available in a further 24 countries on the same day including Ireland, Australia and Germany.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said there is "amazing demand" for the iPad 2 in the US. "We appreciate everyone's patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone," he said in a statement.

"While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we've changed the game again with iPad 2," added Jobs.

The latest version of Apple's tablet, unveiled at the beginning of the month, includes front- and rear-facing cameras, is 33 per cent thinner and about 15 per cent lighter. Analysts at Informa Telecoms and Media are expecting the iPad 2 to double Apple's tablet sales, which have already dominated the current tablet market.

At the launch of the iPad 2, Apple also announced iMovie and GarageBand apps for the iPad, which can be downloaded from the App Store for £2.99.