iPad 3 pricing for South Africa

xrapidx

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I ordered accessories for one last night :p

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

ToxicBunny

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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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Hannes

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4G of no use to us

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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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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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
 

ToxicBunny

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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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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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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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What was everyone expecting? a 4k price tag for the new model?
The R5000 is perfect.
 

NinjaTic

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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.
True - was just about to mention that. I was seriously considering having a friend bring one back from the states, but if you consider a 7.3% sales tax (Kansas state tax) + 14% V.A.T (and possible import duties if u get caught at customs) then it doesn't seems worth the effort of getting it from the US. Plus possible hassles regarding warrantee issues! At the end of the day, the iPad is leaps and bounds ahead of the next best tablet (I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an iPad 2 for an entire weekend, and there is really no competition - iPad is soooo much better) and you are going to be paying a price premium for such quality. Such is life - if it's too expensive for you don't buy it. Simple.
 

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Which retailers are going to be stocking the iPad 3 on launch day? Incredible Corruption?
 

eshwar

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I think the prices are decent. Tiny bit of a push over what it would cost you to import the entry level model yourself. Factoring in ready local support and a power adapter that fits I think its worth supporting the locals on this one.
 

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Can see the ASA taking issue with these 4G terms being bandied about.
 

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True - was just about to mention that. I was seriously considering having a friend bring one back from the states, but if you consider a 7.3% sales tax (Kansas state tax) + 14% V.A.T (and possible import duties if u get caught at customs) then it doesn't seems worth the effort of getting it from the US. Plus possible hassles regarding warrantee issues! At the end of the day, the iPad is leaps and bounds ahead of the next best tablet (I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an iPad 2 for an entire weekend, and there is really no competition - iPad is soooo much better) and you are going to be paying a price premium for such quality. Such is life - if it's too expensive for you don't buy it. Simple.
Do you still pay sales tax if you are tourist in another country. Surly you shouldn't have to pays sales tax twice.
I remember when I was at Marks and Spence in the UK they had a sign saying that theres no sales tax (VAT) if you can prove that you are visiting the UK and not living there.

Also the iPad 2 16GB Wifi came out at R4399 so this is a R600 increase on the entry level model from 1 year ago.
 
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