Apple’s latest iPad (aka iPad 3) was launched on Friday 16 March in the United States and 11 other countries globally. It is currently unclear when the iPad 3 will officially be launched in South Africa, but a few retailers are already selling the device locally through direct imports.
South African consumers must be prepared to pay a premium for the iPad 3, unless they import it directly themselves.
“We will endeavour to keep the prices as low as possible, but obviously we are paying a premium to secure stock. End users who want the iPad 3, and who are willing to pay a little bit extra, are now in a position to do so,” said The Notebook Company MD Christopher Riley.
Online retailers Wantitall and Have2Have also offer the iPad 3, starting at R6,413 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.
The following table provides an overview of iPad 3 prices in South Africa.
|New iPad (iPad 3rd generation) prices in South Africa|
|Wantitall||iPad 3 16GB, Wi-Fi, White||R6,413|
|Wantitall||iPad 3 32GB, Wi-Fi, Black||R8,090|
|Wantitall||iPad 3 64GB, Wi-Fi, White||R8,902|
|The Notebook Company||iPad 3 16GB Wi-Fi with 4G Vodacom Micro Sim||R7,950|
|The Notebook Company||iPad 3 32GB Wi-Fi with 4G Vodacom Micro Sim||R8,895|
|The Notebook Company||iPad 3 64GB Wi-Fi with 4G Vodacom Micro Sim||R9,920|
|Have2Have||iPad 3 16GB, Wi-Fi, Black||R6,439|
|Have2Have||iPad 3 32GB, Wi-Fi, Black||R7,687|
|Have2Have||iPad 3 64GB, Wi-Fi, White||R8,935|
|Have2Have||iPad 3 16GB, Wi-Fi and 4G, Black||R8,058|
|Have2Have||iPad 3 32GB, Wi-Fi and 4G, Black||R9,306|
|Have2Have||iPad 3 64GB, Wi-Fi and 4G, White||R10,547|