Apple iPad Starting at US$499


Apple has finally released their long awaited tablet. Here’s how much it will cost you and when it will be available.

Hardware Costs
The iPad comes in three sizes: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB.

You have the choice of purchasing the device with or without 3G Internet access.

iPad 16GB: $499
iPad 32GB: $599
iPad 64GB: $699

iPad 16GB 3G: $629
iPad 32GB 3G: $729
iPad 64GB 3G: $829

Data Plan Costs

Apple has decided to stick with AT&T despite their network issues. At least this time there is no contract involved, the tablet is fully unlocked, and activation can happen right on the device. Unfortunately, the iPad will use a new micro SIM which will means you won’t be able to insert your iPhone SIM.

$14.99/month – 250MB of data
$29.99/month – Unlimited data

Availability

The Wi-Fi only edition of the iPad will be available in late March worldwide. The Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad will be available in April in the US and selected countries. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. International pricing and worldwide availability will be announced at a later date. iBookstore will be available in the US at launch.

[Via iclarified.com]


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