iPad mini, Apple’s much acclaimed entry into the small tablet market, made its debut with a higher price than the existing range offered up by rival manufacturers but this is not an unusual marketing strategy for the world’s most advanced tech giant. Apple introduced the iPod in similar manner- pricing it highest on the audio players scale at that time. Time to see if Apple has stuck with its elitist policy by comparing the costing of the 7.9-inch tablet worldwide.
Price comparison website, Idealo.co.uk has a rundown of prices for the 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad mini, here’s a current summary of what today’s tariffs will cost you:
USA and UK: USA, the home of Apple, has obviously procured the best price on the iPad mini. iPad mini costs £205.90($329) in the United States while the same version costs $329 (£224.17) in the United Kingdom.
Europe: Europe has been a major player for Apple sales in the past years. iPad mini has been priced differently throughout the countries of Europe. iPad mini will set the average German back €278.77 (£223.98) while in France it is a touch higher at €285.80 (£229.63). iPad mini in Switzerland is priced at £234.97(€292.45) while in Spain it works out to €274.16 (£220.28).
Japan and South Korea: The Asian continent’s technological experts will incur the biggest neighboruing price difference when it comes to iPad mini, available at ₩381146.36 (£216.51) in South Korea while ¥33588.15 (£262.51) in Japan.
Hong Kong and Singapore: iPad mini is priced at HK$2602.66 (£209.10) in Hong Kong while it is placed at SG$420.41 (£214.23) in Singapore.
Australia and New Zealand: The Australasian islands also come in the purview of iPad mini’s price difference. In Australia, iPad mini is priced at A$336.46 (£216.65) and narrowly drops to NZ$415.03 (£212.04) in New Zealand.
Apple released the iPad mini to 28 different countries initially with a price difference in many countries. The price difference varies from £5($8) to £50($80) in different territories as Apple has not given any reason why the iPad mini pricing is so varied. The average price in countries where English is an official language was £234.73($377.11) while the average price in non-English speaking countries was £270.53($434.52).
Apple has not yet released the iPad mini costs for China and some other major countries. According to the comparisons at the present moment by Idealo.co.uk, Japan pays the biggest price at $421.74 (£262.51) while Canadians pay the lowest cost $317.86 (£197.90).
Editor’s note: The prices mentioned are exclusive of VAT charges.