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Thread: iPad 3 pricing for South Africa

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    Default iPad 3 pricing for South Africa

    iPad 3 pricing revealed for SA

    The local recommended retail pricing of the new iPad has been confirmed.

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    So its 4G? - When did they decide on that?
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    I ordered accessories for one last night

    Now I just hope FNB add it to their product selection.

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    Does it come free with a yellow tinted screen?

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    Those prices are a lil bit high if you ask me... but then I wouldn't expect any less from Core really...

    Top of the range model used for comparison
    Direct conversion from Apples retail price = R6,435.28

    Core's price is R1863.72 higher than the price in the States... which gives Core a nice healthy R900 margin at least (taking into account the 14% VAT we have to pay)... since of course they are not buying them at the RRP from the states, but much lower than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StonerStuart View Post
    So its 4G? - When did they decide on that?
    The LTE as included in the Global shipment version of the Ipad 3 supports LTE only in band B17 (704-716/734-746MHz) and the AWS band (band B4) (1710-1755/2110-2155). If and when LTE spectrum becomes available in SA, expect it to be in the 791-821/832-862MHz and 2500-2570/2620-2690MHz bands . Support for bands such as MTN's reused 1800 GSM band in 1710-1755/1805-1880MHz will probably come even later....

    The Ipad 3 will however support DC-HSPA in 850, 900, 1900 and 2100MHz making for a theoretical 42Mbps downlink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.O.F.H. View Post
    Those prices are a lil bit high if you ask me... but then I wouldn't expect any less from Core really...

    Top of the range model used for comparison
    Direct conversion from Apples retail price = R6,435.28

    Core's price is R1863.72 higher than the price in the States... which gives Core a nice healthy R900 margin at least (taking into account the 14% VAT we have to pay)... since of course they are not buying them at the RRP from the states, but much lower than that.
    Pricing seems decent to me. It's cheaper than what Vodacom/MTN is selling the Iphone 4S in comparison. At some point the Ipad 2 16G Wifi+3G was going for R5,500 and it was considered of the cheapest pricing (late in the Ipad 2 life cycle) . The Ipad 3 equivalent is R6,300 and it's a launch price....

    Personally i wouldn't look at what the Ipad is selling for in the USA. You must look at what the (new) Samsung/Asus tablets are selling for HERE and compare THAT. You will be surprised......... I still maintain, the Ipad has gotten alot of traction in SA simply because it is accessible (can buy it anywhere) and it was cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab (when i bought mine anyway).

    Prices dropped in the mean time, but i'm convinced if Samsung launched a new tablet right now, it will be in the R7k-R8k range EASILY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.O.F.H. View Post
    Those prices are a lil bit high if you ask me... but then I wouldn't expect any less from Core really...

    Top of the range model used for comparison
    Direct conversion from Apples retail price = R6,435.28

    Core's price is R1863.72 higher than the price in the States... which gives Core a nice healthy R900 margin at least (taking into account the 14% VAT we have to pay)... since of course they are not buying them at the RRP from the states, but much lower than that.
    Plus import duty/shipping, but I still think Core is taking a healthy margin

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    I did say a lil bit high.. not massively so...

    But then we are priced comparatively to the UK so its not that bad really I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannes View Post
    The LTE as included in the Global shipment version of the Ipad 3 supports LTE only in band B17 (704-716/734-746MHz) and the AWS band (band B4) (1710-1755/2110-2155). If and when LTE spectrum becomes available in SA, expect it to be in the 791-821/832-862MHz and 2500-2570/2620-2690MHz bands . Support for bands such as MTN's reused 1800 GSM band in 1710-1755/1805-1880MHz will probably come even later....

    The Ipad 3 will however support DC-HSPA in 850, 900, 1900 and 2100MHz making for a theoretical 42Mbps downlink.
    Nice post. Thanks for clearing this up!

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    Waiting for FNB to add to their product list....

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    R5000 for the entry level one! Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qace View Post
    Waiting for FNB to add to their product list....
    +1
    ...they also have the 64Gb and 128Gb Macbook Air on their offering now

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    Remember the US prices do not include state tax, which can be from 0 to 5 to 9% on top of the price on the US Apple Store.

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    I wonder if that includes vat?

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