Man, I’m still not enjoying this ‘new iPad’ thing. It’s definitely my frontrunner for Stupidest Thing of the Year.
Anyway! Three Mobile has announced its pricing for the new iPad – or third generation iPad, if you prefer – which, of course, goes on sale tomorrow.
Needless to say, these are the 4G and Wi-Fi models, and you can do the usual thingy where you pay more up front and less per month. All options are for 24 months, and have a data limit of 15GB.
Ready? Check ‘em:
- 16GB - £99 up front, £29PM
- 16GB - £159 up front, £25PM
- 32GB - £169 up front, £29PM
- 32GB - £229 up front, £25PM
- 64GB - £249 up front, £29PM
- 64GB - £299 up front, £25PM
There’s not a great deal of difference between the £29 and £25PM options. With the 16GB new iPad, for example, that’d work out - over two years - as £795 and £759 respectively. For the latter, that’s a saving of £36 – effectively £1.50 per month.
Alternatively, you can buy the new iPad outright and go for a rolling monthly contract. Somewhat surprisingly, the new iPad is a tad cheaper from Three, namely £479, £549 and £629 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models (usually £499, £579 and £659).
Rolling monthly contracts weigh in at £7.50 for 1GB of data or £15 for 10GB. Twice the price for 10 times the data? What the…?
And finally, the new iPad will be compatible with Three’s imminent 42Mbps HSPA+ service, which it kinda calls ‘4G’, ‘cept not. It’s rolling out in summer.
Apple recently announced that demand for the new iPad was "off the charts".