iPad 2 Price UK: Apple iPad 2 cheaper in UK than original

The massive onslaught of Android tablets was starting to make the iPad look relatively expensive, until Apple took the decision to lower the price of the iPad 2 in the UK.

When the iPad 2 is released this Friday (25th March) prices will start at just £399 inc VAT for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version. This is £30 cheaper than the first-generation iPad on its release and one of the first times that Apple’s actually reduced the price of a product for a successive version.

If you want a higher capacity version, it’s £479 for 32GB and £559 for 64GB, Wi-Fi only models. The iPad 2 is also available with built-in 3G at the same capacities, although you’ll have to pay £100 extra per model to get this. As usual, some deals will be available through mobile operators if you also take out a 3G contract at the same time.

 

If you want a higher capacity version, it’s £479 for 32GB and £559 for 64GB, Wi-Fi only models. The iPad 2 is also available with built-in 3G at the same capacities, although you’ll have to pay £100 extra per model to get this. As usual, some deals will be available through mobile operators if you also take out a 3G contract at the same time.

 

When it goes on sale this Friday, the iPad 2 will be available to buy online from the Apple UK Store, although the wait for delivery times could be up to a few weeks.

If you want to get one on the day of launch, your only chance is to get in queue at an Apple store (you can use the Find an Apple store feature to find your closest one). With the tablet only going on sale at 5pm and demand expected to be high, you could be in for a long wait and late night if you want to be one of the first in the UK to own one.