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  Reply # 304979 6-Mar-2010 11:06
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stuzzo: Looks like Ole NZ is going to have to wait till later in the year.

I recurring theme of late. 

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/05/apple_ipad_to_arrive_in_u_s_on_april_3_preorders_begin_march_12.html


I think you'll find that "Australia" does include NZ as well, at least as far as the Wi-Fi version is concerned. While these articles are from when the iPad was first announced, nothing has ever been stated that the iPad won't be released here at the same time as other countries.

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/apple-ipad-hit-new-zealand-late-march-117681

http://www.ben.geek.nz/2010/01/apple-ipad-in-new-zealand/



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  Reply # 304981 6-Mar-2010 11:15
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Cool. I hope that's the case. I guess the weak $NZ will whip the price a bit too.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 304987 6-Mar-2010 12:06
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All my dealings with Apple PR are via their Aussie corporate branch.
This is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we generally get lumped with Oz for product releases, but it can mean that sometimes we're the poor cousin and miss out.

I'm pretty sure we'll see the iPad at the same time as Australia. Don't quote me on that though!

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  Reply # 305143 7-Mar-2010 00:46
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If NZ gets the iPad at the same time as Australia, does it mean that the prices will be calculated from the Australian prices and adjusted for the Oz to NZ exchange rate?

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  Reply # 305170 7-Mar-2010 07:47
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As far as I'm aware the prices are based on US$ to NZ$.

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  Reply # 305573 8-Mar-2010 23:53
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the review for the ipad is full of excitement!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgqnOqfehJE&feature=player_embedded





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  Reply # 305630 9-Mar-2010 10:56
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corksta: As far as I'm aware the prices are based on US$ to NZ$.


When has this ever applied to Apple products? Their pricing has never been set on on currency conversions. Every time a new product comes out from them, everyone tries to second guess the pricing by doing the exchange rate,but then it comes in at 15% higher. 

32GB iPhone from NZ online store $1149
32GB iPhone from Apple US $699US

$699US at this moment is $997.36NZ, so no, I wouldn't bet a a currency conversion to give you a definitive price.


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  Reply # 305632 9-Mar-2010 10:59
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Gotta love the b/s marketing for it though on the website though.
"A magical and revolutionary product at a unbelievable price!" .. Shoulda named it the "Jesus Potter Pad".

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  Reply # 305633 9-Mar-2010 11:01
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nakedmolerat: the review for the ipad is full of excitement!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgqnOqfehJE&feature=player_embedded


LOL "Spice 2.0!" 

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MikeyPI: Gotta love the b/s marketing for it though on the website though.
"A magical and revolutionary product at a unbelievable price!" .. Shoulda named it the "Jesus Potter Pad".


I also thought that was bit of an extravagant claim. Sure, it's a nice product that will appeal to a certain segment of the market, but it's not revolutionary like the iPhone and iPod, and I doubt that it will have the same degree of mass market success.

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  Reply # 305677 9-Mar-2010 13:22
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Well I wont be buying a maxi pad but will be interested to watch how it is received and how future iterations evolve. Will be interesting to see new competitors emerge too...

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  Reply # 305690 9-Mar-2010 13:49
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Asmodeus: Well I wont be buying a maxi pad but will be interested to watch how it is received and how future iterations evolve. Will be interesting to see new competitors emerge too...


Im in this boat. I dont need to pay for a device to enable me pay for stuff I currently get for free, but it will interesting how it shapes the market for devices like this,

Interesting alot of the early praisers are companies who have a vested interest in the device, i.e seeing it as the saviour of their disappearing profits.  

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  Reply # 305737 9-Mar-2010 17:58
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MikeyPI:
corksta: As far as I'm aware the prices are based on US$ to NZ$.


When has this ever applied to Apple products? Their pricing has never been set on on currency conversions. Every time a new product comes out from them, everyone tries to second guess the pricing by doing the exchange rate,but then it comes in at 15% higher. 

32GB iPhone from NZ online store $1149
32GB iPhone from Apple US $699US

$699US at this moment is $997.36NZ, so no, I wouldn't bet a a currency conversion to give you a definitive price.



MikeyPl, yes pricing is in part based on exchange rates. Exchange rates at the time of releasing a product are used to help determine the price, but this isn't actually what my post was about. Above me Foo asked the question if NZ prices are set based on US$ -> AU$ -> NZ$, which I responded by saying they're not. Exchange rate is but one factor used to help determine local pricing, plus you can't use the above numbers as a comparison as the NZ price has GST included whereas the US price does not include tax.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/lotech/6882


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  Reply # 305817 10-Mar-2010 00:03
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My thoughts were that the local pricing in Australia were the closest we would get here to knowing (or approximating) a NZ price. I didn't think it was a case of US$ > AU$ > NZ$, more that the Australian price (when announced) would be more of a 'benchmark' to the NZ price.

The direct currency conversion doesn't really work as pointed out - there are other factors that come into play.

If an Australian iPad price is announced, my guess is that it'll cost $100 - $150 more in NZ.

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  Reply # 305843 10-Mar-2010 08:06
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  I am developing an application for the ipad, as a developer who has paid his subscriptions I was hoping to have heard from apple about getting an ipad earlier in NZ.

   As everyone knows, I can't release a  product that has not been tested on the real hardware and it's not pleasing  that I cannot sell my application to the rest of the world just because it's not been available here.

    I think I will need to source it overseas if apple can't help developers in parts of the world where the release dates lag behind.

Jason
 

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