iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display UK prices and networks
The official UK prices for both of Apple’s new tablets have now been announced and the UK mobile networks have started to reveal who’s getting what. Read on if you’re fancying an iPad Air or the new iPad mini.
If you are wanting to hook your new iPad up to 4G, then you’ll be glad to hear that EE and Vodafone have confirmed that they will sell the Apple iPad mini and iPad Air on 4G contracts.
Both new tablets, announced yesterday and on sale next month, have the option of extra-fast 4G LTE technology for speedy surfing and streaming when you’re out and about. This gives you the choice of 3G or 4G contracts.
Alternatively you can buy either tablet without a mobile data option, connecting to the Internet over Wi-Fi. Just like Nokia said you would when they released the Lumia 2520 tablet.
Three was the first UK network out of the blocks to confirm that it would offer the new iPads and I dare say that it’s safe to assume that O2 will be offering the new Apple tabs on its 4G service also.
You’ll be able to grab the new iPads at Currys and PC World and, although there’s no plans for a pre-order option, if you order your new iPad on launch day it can wing its way to you via same-day delivery.
The new iPads will go on sale in the UK on November 1st.
iPad Air SIM-free prices
The iPad Air comes in both Wi-Fi only and cellular flavours. Starting with Wi-Fi, the 16GB iPad Air will cost you £399, the 32GB costs £479, the 64GB model costs £559 and the 128GB Air costs £639.
iPad Air SIM-free prices with 3G and 4G
The 16GB cellular iPad Air costs £499, the 32GB option costs £579, the 64GB version is £659 and the 128GB edition is £739.
In other words, to get the version that doesn’t rely on a Wi-Fi connection for Internet, you’ll need to add £100 to whatever capacity version you were considering.
iPad mini with Retina display SIM-free prices
SIM-free prices start at £320 for the iPad mini with Wi-Fi and 16GB of storage. For 32GB of storage, you’ll pay £399, and for 64GB, £479. The 128GB model will set you back £559.
iPad mini with Retina display SIM-free prices with 3G and 4G options
Add a mobile data connection and, as with the iPad Air, you also add a hundred quid to the cost.
Prices start at £420 for the iPad mini with 16GB of storage, followed by the 32Gb model for £499, and 64GB model for £579. Finally, the 128GB model will set you back a hefty £659.
Prices from the networks will be confirmed nearer to the launch.