Posts Tagged ‘iPad 2’

Ripoff Central: 40% markup on iPad 2

Friday, April 1st, 2011

This is what Australians are willing to pay, now that the iPad 2 is officially sold out in stores.

Ebay is a different story, however, as the listings for iPad 2 have an average selling price of $1141 (for the 64GB WiFi models), being over 40% increase in the store pricing.

Apple itself is not helping the over-charging done by hopeful eBay sellers, with new stock not being available in Apple stores for around the 3-4 week mark.

Whats a desperate iPad 2-lover to do? Consult eBay and get bidding!

View the full article on Sydney Morning Herald here.

iPad 2 is unveiled

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Less than a year after the first iPad was released, the iPad 2 will hit Australian markets on 25 March 2011.

And whats in store in the new models? Well the same price tag for starters, but it is said to be thinner, lighter, faster, and have dual front and back facing cameras.  And the choice of black or white colouring.

Steve Jobs is very confident in his device, saying ‘Everybody’s got a tablet,will it be the year of the copycats?”  He proclaims that Apple has a 90% market share.

That share may be erroded however, by the number of new tablets coming onto the market.  The closest competitor to the iPad is said to the Motorola Xoom.

View the full SMH article here.