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  Reply # 595831 15-Mar-2012 21:02 Send private message

surfisup1000:
JonoNZ:
surfisup1000:
KoolKiwiNZ: OK, it's back up now.

But can't see any changes in the NZ Store?

AU & US have the new iPad's listed - unless they were there before? 



It appears they are selling the newly announced  Apple TV that does 1080p video. 


They have been there for a week - I preordered Apple TV (3rd Gen) last Thursday. 




Do you have it yet?  


Nope, it hasn't shipped yet, though some are reporting receiving email advice of shipping today. 

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  Reply # 595832 15-Mar-2012 21:06 Send private message

JonoNZ: They have been there for a week - I preordered Apple TV (3rd Gen) last Thursday. 


Ahhh... So did I, straight after the announcement.  No, not delivered yet, but they did say at the time 16 March.  Who knows maybe it'll turn up tomorrow - I'm not counting on it though! 

Just incase someone hasn't calculated this already, if we take the x1.35 difference between the AU$429 and the NZ$579 for the 16GB iPad 2, and apply it to the AU new iPad pricing, then the NZ pricing would come in at:

16GB WiFi = $729
32GB WiFi = $879
64GB WiFi = $1029

16GB WiFi+4G = $919
32GB WiFi+4G = $1069
64GB WiFi+4G = $1219

Although some of those are pretty silly price points.  Time will tell! 

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  Reply # 595835 15-Mar-2012 21:14 Send private message

KoolKiwiNZ:
JonoNZ: They have been there for a week - I preordered Apple TV (3rd Gen) last Thursday. 


Ahhh... So did I, straight after the announcement.  No, not delivered yet, but they did say at the time 16 March.  Who knows maybe it'll turn up tomorrow - I'm not counting on it though! 

Just incase someone hasn't calculated this already, if we take the x1.35 difference between the AU$429 and the NZ$579 for the 16GB iPad 2, and apply it to the AU new iPad pricing, then the NZ pricing would come in at:

16GB WiFi = $729
32GB WiFi = $879
64GB WiFi = $1029

16GB WiFi+4G = $919
32GB WiFi+4G = $1069
64GB WiFi+4G = $1219

Although some of those are pretty silly price points.  Time will tell! 


that would be nice, but I thinkit more likely they will go with the previous price points i.e. $799 for entry levelwifi and upwards from there.

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  Reply # 595868 15-Mar-2012 22:26 Send private message

I don't think they will change the pricing. I mean why would they if they can get that price. Although the new apple tv did drop a bit...

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  Reply # 595936 16-Mar-2012 07:32 Send private message

Thery already stated that the pricing will be unchanged. Release in NZ is 23 March

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  Reply # 595977 16-Mar-2012 09:50 Send private message

I wonder why they're not allowing Internet pre-orders. The countries eligible for the 16th launch could pre-order online a week out. I'm just happy to order now and get it when it's available

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  Reply # 595980 16-Mar-2012 09:51 Send private message

tdgeek: Thery already stated that the pricing will be unchanged. Release in NZ is 23 March


Thanks. Can you please provide your reference/link to where this was stated for NZ iPad pricing?

I know the keynote showed unchanged US pricing (and a then stated NZ launch date of 23 March), but Apple products have traditionally set the local pricing with consideration to exchange rate at launch time.

For Apple TV, the same keynote announced unchanged US$99 pricing, however the NZ price has dropped from $179 to $159.

Would certainly be good to confirm the expected NZ iPad pricing question, if you can point us to your reference.



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  Reply # 595984 16-Mar-2012 09:53 Send private message

tdgeek: Thery already stated that the pricing will be unchanged. Release in NZ is 23 March


Anyone heard anything about the time at which they will go on sale? Last year it was 5.00 pm on Friday 25 March.

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  Reply # 595992 16-Mar-2012 10:07 Send private message


Thanks. Can you please provide your reference/link to where this was stated for NZ iPad pricing?


Apple are pretty poor at taking the exchange rate into account. Consider, for example, the 16GB model that costs US $499, but AU$539, which doesn't reflect the fact that the Aussie dollar is worth more than the American and has been for a while. Even ignoring the economies of scale (say for electronic downloads) , Apple tends to fleece non-Americans.

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/19/apple-australia-chief-to-meet-with-mp-over-pricing-disparities/ 

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  Reply # 596017 16-Mar-2012 10:51 Send private message

astroboy:

Thanks. Can you please provide your reference/link to where this was stated for NZ iPad pricing?


Apple are pretty poor at taking the exchange rate into account. Consider, for example, the 16GB model that costs US $499, but AU$539, which doesn't reflect the fact that the Aussie dollar is worth more than the American and has been for a while. Even ignoring the economies of scale (say for electronic downloads) , Apple tends to fleece non-Americans.

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/19/apple-australia-chief-to-meet-with-mp-over-pricing-disparities/ 


I believe this difference probably relates to the fact that the US price excludes Sales Tax (as it is a State tax and therefore varies depending on where you live)

Australia which has a 10% GST component, which when removed 539/1.1 = AU$490 which implies and exchange rate of 490/499 = 0.98 USD to an Australia Dollar...

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  Reply # 596019 16-Mar-2012 10:54 Send private message

I imagine the variance to the "actual exchange rate" is due to currency hedging, which lets them keep the price the same even though the currency relationship will vary over time.

That being said, the best option is to purchase in the US within a state that doesn't charge a sales tax. I believe this includes New York, a quick Wikipedia search should confirm this, although the cost of flying there to buy it would probably cancel out any benefits...

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  Reply # 596033 16-Mar-2012 11:26 Send private message

Which brings up the next question. Anyone planning on going to new york in the next couple of weeks!? Coming back with 4 or 5 ipads in your luggage may arouse suspicion however, "honestly there for me gov" probably won't cut it :)

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  Reply # 596202 16-Mar-2012 16:32 Send private message

KoolKiwiNZ:
16GB WiFi = $729
32GB WiFi = $879
64GB WiFi = $1029


Can you access Internet via Vodafone on those iPads with just wifi?

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  Reply # 596206 16-Mar-2012 16:38 Send private message

StevieT:
KoolKiwiNZ:
16GB WiFi = $729
32GB WiFi = $879
64GB WiFi = $1029


Can you access Internet via Vodafone on those iPads with just wifi?


not over Vodafone's cellular network (3G). You have to be connected to a WiFi network (like at home, or McDonalds etc.)

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  Reply # 596211 16-Mar-2012 16:47 Send private message

StevieT: Can you access Internet via Vodafone on those iPads with just wifi?


If you have an iPhone, you can enable "Personal Hotspot" on the iPhone and connect a WiFi only iPad to the internet that way.

ie. If you have an iPhone and generally always have it in range, you can avoid paying for 2x SIMs and data plans by just going with the WiFi model and Personal Hotspot. Although this will also shorten the iPhone battery life.

I imagine you can probably do this with various other mobile phones as well?

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