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  Reply # 926653 3-Nov-2013 18:25
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littleheaven:
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joker97: Will $50 get you a plane ticket taxi accommodation food for purchase and warranty claims and cga?


I'm not suggesting for a moment it's worth going over to Australia to buy one if you live here, just commenting on the fact that they pay comparatively less than we do. Obviously the disparity is not as big as with US pricing, but still it exists.




We have 15% gst. Australia has 10%. There is your difference right there.


Ah, good point. So we're both paying way more than the US. I feel better now ;)


Not really. Sales tax makes up most of the difference there too for iPads. The USA quotes all prices excluding sales tax, so the disparity seems bigger, but really it is almost all tax.

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  Reply # 926656 3-Nov-2013 18:34
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CYaBro:
Satch: Went into JB Hifi on Queen Street, Auckland just before to ask them if they knew anything about when they might be available in store. I was told definitely launch day Tuesday and they already had been delivered and were in a sealed cabinet out the back. I cheekily asked just how big the cabinet was and was told there are quite a few iPads.

I asked the same thing of Noel Leeming just down the road (as I have purchased my last two iPads there and it is a touch closer to my work) but the guy claimed he had no knowledge of a release date. I tried my best to push him telling him that JB Hifi had already taken delivery, but he insisted they had none out the back. I guess I'll be off to JB Hifi Tuesday morning to get one then :-)


Interesting, perhaps JB have a special deal with Apple?
We are an Apple Authorised Reseller and I've just checked both official Apple NZ distributors websites and no sign of the new iPads so not available for us to order yet.



Playtech must have a special deal with Apple too as they are listed on their site as being available from 5 November. Plus someone else on this thread mentioned Yoobee saying they will also have them from Tues. Perhaps you need to check to see if you are still an authorised reseller? ;-)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 926679 3-Nov-2013 19:21
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JimmyTee: Dictation works, you just need to select English (Australian) for the voice. It's obviously designed for the Aussie accent but still works pretty well for kiwis I think


It shouldn't if it were well designed ;p




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 926849 4-Nov-2013 09:34
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Not really. Sales tax makes up most of the difference there too for iPads. The USA quotes all prices excluding sales tax, so the disparity seems bigger, but really it is almost all tax.


Okay, fair point. Unless you're buying in Oregan, which has no sales tax (if I remember correctly - I think that's why all the reshippers are located there). One less thing to feel disgruntled about. The Mac Pro on the other hand... but that's a story for another thread :)

Edited for punctuation fail.




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  Reply # 926948 4-Nov-2013 12:48
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OK so all Apple Resellers will be able to sell the new iPad Airs from tomorrow, however not all will have stock available in store, as they can only order from the distributors tomorrow.

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  Reply # 926950 4-Nov-2013 12:51
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CYaBro: OK so all Apple Resellers will be able to sell the new iPad Airs from tomorrow, however not all will have stock available in store, as they can only order from the distributors tomorrow.


Which surely means that most if not all who source their stock from NZ won't have stock tomorrow?

Apple sure do have some bizarre ways of operating!



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  Reply # 926973 4-Nov-2013 13:22
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From Vodafone:


Vodafone today announced that it will offer iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular in New Zealand on 5 November, and iPad mini with Retina display with Wi-Fi + Cellular later in November. Vodafone will offer these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to New Zealand’s only superfast 4G network – up to ten times faster than standard 3G.

iPad Air features a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh less than 500 grams, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. The new iPads feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features.


No mention of price.





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  Reply # 926981 4-Nov-2013 13:32
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Satch:
CYaBro:
Satch: Went into JB Hifi on Queen Street, Auckland just before to ask them if they knew anything about when they might be available in store. I was told definitely launch day Tuesday and they already had been delivered and were in a sealed cabinet out the back. I cheekily asked just how big the cabinet was and was told there are quite a few iPads.

I asked the same thing of Noel Leeming just down the road (as I have purchased my last two iPads there and it is a touch closer to my work) but the guy claimed he had no knowledge of a release date. I tried my best to push him telling him that JB Hifi had already taken delivery, but he insisted they had none out the back. I guess I'll be off to JB Hifi Tuesday morning to get one then :-)


Interesting, perhaps JB have a special deal with Apple?
We are an Apple Authorised Reseller and I've just checked both official Apple NZ distributors websites and no sign of the new iPads so not available for us to order yet.



Playtech must have a special deal with Apple too as they are listed on their site as being available from 5 November. Plus someone else on this thread mentioned Yoobee saying they will also have them from Tues. Perhaps you need to check to see if you are still an authorised reseller? ;-)

JB Don't buy off an Apple distributor (Renaissance or Ingram?). They buy direct off Apple.
I don't know when release date is, but I have heard there is stock around ready to go.

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  Reply # 927014 4-Nov-2013 14:09
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You can see the pricing on Apple NZ website now, it's hidden in the store section...no homepage exposure, not even listed under iPad

http://store.apple.com/nz/buy-ipad/ipad-air

They probably only have 10 available;-P




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  Reply # 927145 4-Nov-2013 18:38
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I see that the iPad air has MIMO - "you can get up to 2x faster Wi-Fi performance using 802.11n with MIMO."

I have been unable to discover whether the 6th generation Airport TimeCapsule that has a "beamforming antenna array" is in fact a form of MIMO that the iPad air can connect to and get improved speed from.

Anybody know the answer? - my searches have given me an answer yet.

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  Reply # 927160 4-Nov-2013 18:58
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I may want to hold back for a little longer as I saw these today:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5515024

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1665350

http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2013/11/02/ipad-air-problems-reported-early-on/


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  Reply # 927341 5-Nov-2013 00:35
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Ordered my 64GB Air at 10 past midnight, and it will be with me by Friday. Wish I hadn't read those threads about the screen, now I will be paranoid! My iPhone managed to escape "scuffgate" so hopefully my luck will hold for "tintgate."




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  Reply # 927346 5-Nov-2013 06:24
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littleheaven: Ordered my 64GB Air at 10 past midnight, and it will be with me by Friday. Wish I hadn't read those threads about the screen, now I will be paranoid! My iPhone managed to escape "scuffgate" so hopefully my luck will hold for "tintgate."
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Just ordered my 32gb Air as well, also worried about screen after reading threads but figure worse case will just have to send it back. Im sure its only a very small % are getting damaged screens compared to how many have been sold. 

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  Reply # 927378 5-Nov-2013 08:27
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Anyone know or heard of any stores with stock yet?

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  Reply # 927380 5-Nov-2013 08:28
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myopinion: Anyone know or heard of any stores with stock yet?


I'm chancing my arm at JB Hi-Fi this morning. They didn't respond to Twitter queries over the last couple of days, and of course aren't answering their phone yet, as they don't open until 9AM. 

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