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Apple iPad news round up: UK launch and cheapest network package

We’ve pulled together the hottest iPad news from this week, so you can get all there is to know in our weekly Apple iPad roundup.3 announce the Cheapest iPad 3G package so far
The UK’s smallest mobile network, 3, have announced the details of their iPad data packages this week.

Orange, Vodaphone and O2 announced their packages a couple of weeks ago, which seems to have worked out in 3′s favour as they’ve been able to sneak in the week of the UK launch and reveal details of the cheapest 3G data packages available.

3 are offering 2 packages (both of which are Pay Monthly but you can cancel at anytime). The first costs £7.50 a month for the 1GB data package and £15 a month for 10GB of data.

PC World and Currys to sell the iPad
Apple have being keeping the details of potential resellers close to their chests and it looked like Apple were going to be selling the iPad exclusively for the moment in the UK.

This week though, Apple announced that a number of PC World and Currys stores throughout the UK would be selling the iPad alongside the Apple store for 60 days after the official launch.

After this time, the iPad will also be available in John Lewis, Comet and Tesco stores as well.

You can see the list of PC World and Currys stores currently selling the iPad, at Cheapest Apple iPad.

iPad’s arrive a day early
We all knew that the Apple iPad was going to arrive on Friday the 28th May, it was official. In their efforts to make sure that no-one in the UK got their hands on an iPad before the big day, Apple wouldn’t even let PC World or other selected resellers say which of their stores would be stocking the iPad at launch.

So it was a big surprise that TNT turned up on a few lucky Apple fan’s doorsteps on the 27th May, with brand new iPads. It seems that some of the first people to pre-order their iPad earlier in the month got a chance to enjoy their new early release Apple iPad a full 24 hours before anyone else in the UK got their hands on one.

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