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European iPad 2 priced ahead of Friday launch

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 12:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Apple has priced iPad 2 ahead of its Friday launch in Europe.

The Wifi-only SKU will cost £399/€479 for the 16GB model, £479/€579 for the 32GB model, £559/€679 the 64GB model.

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G will cost £499/€599 for the 16GB model, £579/€699 for the 32GB model and £659/€799 for the 64GB model.

The machine will release on Friday at 5.00pm local time.

Apple also said today that iPad 2 will launch in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore in April.

The device released on March 11 in the US. It was first unveiled at GDC at the beginning of the month.

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  1. Deacon

    I’d rather buy a sweet ride or a sick rig or 371 sausage and egg McMuffins.

    Come on fellow UK-dwellers…. ‘fess up who’s getting one so I can HATE YOU WITH MY ENTIRE BEING.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Peetry

    Apple need to be stopped. I can literally feel the hate bubbling inside me

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Kysshin

    Seriously, who needs an overpriced picture frame with wifi and a touchscreen so badly that they would spare so much money ? Beats me.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Goffee

    Hmmm, so not a games machine at all then, despite Apple’s boasting! Sticking out for an NGP I think (at least four times the visual power of your shitty iPad 2 GPU) – http://ow.ly/4jucJ

    Can do all that app stuff on my phone thanks!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Syrok

    So what is the price for mainland Europe? You know, the big part that uses Euro.

    Edit: Prices in the currency that is used by the majority of Europeans:
    Wifi only – €479, €579, €679
    3G – €599, €699, €799

    Edit2: So we are paying roughly €40 more than people in the UK. And over a €100 more than those in the States…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DaMan

    @Goffee can you link to where’d you get the ‘shitty ipad2 gpu’ ’4 times faster’? because it should be about the same. it’s a very similar one.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. unacomn

    So, it costs more than my desktop, but it won’t run flash.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    @5 – Where did you get those euro figures from?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. StolenGlory

    @6

    Although they do share the same VR tech in their GPU’s, isn’t the NGP’s (PowerVR SGX 543 MP4+) more powerful simply because it has four cores versus the iPad 2′s ( PowerVR SGX 543MP2) two?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DaMan

    @7they ‘ve allowed that last year.

    @9 I was saying where’d the ‘shitty’ and the ’4 times’ come from.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Syrok

    @8: Googled it and it came up with this German website: http://www.macgadget.de/News/2011/03/22/Apple-gibt-Euro-Preise-für-iPad-2-bekannt

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    @11 – Cheers.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Gama_888

    jesussss christ, steep aint it?

    Thats almost as expensive the the ps3′s launch price. insanity.

    at least now no-one can bitch about ngp’s pricing when it is announced

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Lounds

    NGP ftw

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Goffee

    #6 – iPad’s GFX chip is a dual core SGX????, NGP’s is a Quad-core SGX???+ with some extra tuning plus the ability for low-level code, so ballpark four times faster.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PowerVR_products#Series5XT_.28SGXMP.29

    #15 3 years ago
  16. mogulmedia

    Yay – I’m getting one!

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Grimrita

    ouch!

    #17 3 years ago
  18. ruckus

    So much for the current iPad price being held then Apple:

    Old 64GB: £479
    New 64GB: £559

    Old 32GB: £399
    New 32GB: £479

    Old 16GB: £329
    New 16GB: £399

    Wonder if your competitors will still be so amazed at how you manage to do it.

    *edit* It’s actually cheaper since I think they dropped them recently on the old model. ^_^#

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DaMan

    @15 – I know how akin they’re, you don’t need a link to say 4/2 = 2. the extra tuning is yet to be confirmed. while it’s true that you can’t do the same low level optimizations for img sdk on ios, it would speed up the stuff for no more than 50 percent, depending on the game anyway. that wouldn’t be nowhere near the four times figure.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Goffee

    #19 – console developers have spent many years beavering away tweaking graphics through pipelines and rendering orders to get more stuff out of a chip – I’m amazed at what massive rabbits they can pull out tiny hats, and the incentive to push NGP to the limits will be present in a far wider percentage of NGP developers than it will for most iPad coders.

    So, chip has two more cores = twice as fast
    Chip has extra features = + one
    Coders doing fancy stuff = + one

    Its only a guess, I’ll go down to 3.5 if you like, but its a guess based on observation and historical awareness

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DaMan

    @20 ah, I figured you were talking about some more hardware tuning by the makers. see. there’s the smart visual arts as well. that is besides the point though.

    I know, albeit the further down the line the more money is being put into mobile titles, and you also have someone like Fishlabs who’ve been doing the mobile stuff for years. So it should be getting better.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Bond James Bond

    Those prices are fucking mental. A new slogan for Apple should be “Apple, making products for stupid, gullible people”.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Robster1979

    Isn’t this site supposed to be catering for an Australian audience also?
    I see no mention of the Australian launch?

    #23 3 years ago