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Is This The iPad 2 Australian Pricing? (UPDATE: Yes It Is!)

Whirlpool regular Brown2Hornet kicked up the proverbial hornet’s nest yesterday afternoon when he posted a list of seemingly legitimate iPad 2 pricing details on the forum. Let’s take a look:

UPDATE: Apple have confirmed the pricing and launch time.

MC769X/A iPad 2 Black 16GB – Wi-Fi $579.00
MC773X/A iPad 2 Black 16GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $729.00
MC770X/A iPad 2 Black 32GB – Wi-Fi $689.00
MC774X/A iPad 2 Black 32GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $839.00
MC916X/A iPad 2 Black 64GB – Wi-Fi $799.00
MC775X/A iPad 2 Black 64GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $949.00

MC979X/A iPad 2 White 16GB – Wi-Fi $579.00
MC982X/A iPad 2 White 16GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $729.00
MC980X/A iPad 2 White 32GB – Wi-Fi $689.00
MC983X/A iPad 2 White 32GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $839.00
MC981X/A iPad 2 White 64GB – Wi-Fi $799.00
MC984X/A iPad 2 White 64GB – Wi-Fi + 3G $949.00

MC947ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Leather Black $79.00
MC952ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Leather Cream $79.00
MC949ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Leather Navy $79.00
MC948ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Leather Tan $79.00

MC942ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Blue $45.00
MC944ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Green $45.00
MC939ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Grey $45.00
MC945ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Orange $45.00
MC941ZM/A iPad 2 Smart Cover – Polyurethane Pink $45.00

MC953ZM/A Digital AV Adapter $45.00

This pricing indicates a $50 saving on the price of the original iPad when it launched last year across the range. Given that the Australian dollar is close to parity, that’s a relatively good deal for us.

The Whirlpool post also indicated that the device would go on sale at 5pm on Friday, regardless of timezone or city, and the red smart cover will only be sold online.

We didn’t bother contacting Apple to check the accuracy of these prices – they’d only give us the “We don’t comment on rumour or speculation” line if they even bothered to talk to us at all. But given we’re only three days out from launch day (with no word of a delay), we can probably expect official pricing announcements to land from Apple any second now.

[Whirlpool]


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