After receiving a number of tip-off’s suggesting an end of April/beginning of May SA launch for the iPad 3, we finally have an official word from Apple on a local launch date for the iPad 3 in South Africa.
The iPad 3 will be launched in South Africa on 27 April 2012.
This comes only less than a month and two weeks after the March 16th 2012 USA iPad 3 release date.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model.** The new iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399.
No 4G LTE For SA?
The following was also noted in the press release:
As we suspected, it does not look like our local carriers will support “4G LTE” for the iPad 3.
We have received no word on pricing, however we suspect pricing will closely resemble that of iPad 2 launch pricing, perhaps a little higher if anything to compensate for the exchange rate.
To refresh your memory, here are the old local iPad 2 launch prices:
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