While Steve Jobs is busy minting money with the new iPad 2 launch in the US of A, we Indians have to be satisfied with the old iPad that is finally being sold in stores around here. The old iPad, which is so last year has 256MB of RAM as compared to the newer one which has 512MB and is also thinner, lighter and has the wonderful smart cover accessory with a microfiber cleaning layer that cleans the screen of the iPad 2 and also doubles as a magnetically attached stand for the device.
So, do I hear all of you pouncing at the title? This means all of you must be one of those gadget crazy people with a lot of money to shell out. If you are not, then you’re going to be disappointed. The iPad 2 for us Indians can be procured at eBay at insane prices. All of these are the Wifi only models, since the 3G + Wifi is locked to the AT&T carrier in the US:-
- The 16GB Wifi model: Price $879.99 + shipping $99 (USPS Express Mail International)
- The 32GB Wifi model: Price $1500 (!!!) + free shipping (it better be!)
- The 64GB Wifi model: Price $999 + $59.99 shipping (USPS Priority Mail International Large Flat Rate Box)
These rates do not include the customs tax that you are bound to be faced with when you buy the iPad 2. For now, this is the only legit way of buying the iPad 2 in India at exorbitant prices. Other options are always available on eBay.com (you just need to search around!)
A word of warning here: do not trust the apparently cheapsite called shopyourworld.com. Many users have warned against using their services as they provide no physical address of their company. As always, use the Web of Trust to see whether a site is trustworthy or not.