Apple has confirmed that the iPad, the latest addition to the tech giant’s fashionable product line, will be available in the UK next month.
Furthermore, the higher-spec 3G models that offer over-the-air downloads will begin shipping a month later in April.
How much the machine will cost in the UK is yet to be seen. A direct translation according to current exchange rates would see the entry-level 16GB wi-fi model cost £308, with the top-end 64GB 3G model costing £512. However, UK prices can realistically be expected to start around the £400 mark.
It has not been announced which UK operators will offer the iPad as part of a monthly data usage contract, though all three main mobile operators – O2, Vodafone and the soon-to-be-merged T-Mobile and Orange – are said to be in talks with Apple.
The iPad uses microSIM cards as opposed to traditional sims, meaning users won’t be able to use their existing cards in the device.