Pricing for the new iPad 3 (or just “the new iPad”) has just been announced by the Core group, and the pricing is similiar to what iPad 2 pricing was before it was discounted to clear stock for the iPad 3rd Generation. With pricing starting at R5000 for the base 16GB model with Wifi, we reckon it is still very good value for money. The new iPad launches on 27 April, and here is the full pricing rundown:
However, be aware, that even though “the new iPad” will have 4G capable radios, it will only reach 3G speeds on South African networks. We recently posted our review of the “resolutionary” tablet, and we are still confident in recommending it as the best tablet on the market. Our review unit had no trouble connecting to South African 3G networks. The major upgrade is of course the incredible new high resolution display, which even in its 10 inch size, has a million more pixels than your large screen Full HD display TV! Magazines look especially good.
Apple is also marketing the older iPad 2 in a cheaper $399 model, and Core is also offering this older version for R4000. Our recommendation is to go for the iPad 3 – that extra R1000 will get you a much better user interface experience, and potentially longer software support.
Read our full hands on iPad 3rd generation review here.
Source: MyiStore website