iStyle, a premium Apple reseller in the UAE, has reduced the prices of the iPad 1 in anticipation of the iPad 2 release. These discounts are similar what Apple did when the company reduced the price of the iPad 1 by $100.
The prices were reduced by $136-$163 depending on which iPad model. The new prices for the first general Apple iPad as posted on iStyle UAE website are:
â€¢ iPad Wi-Fi 16GB AED 1,699 2,199 – AED 500 off
â€¢ iPad Wi-Fi 32GB AED 2,149 2,649 – AED 500 off
â€¢ iPad Wi-Fi 64GB AED 2,599 3,099 – AED 500 off
â€¢ iPad 3G + Wi-Fi 16GB AED 2,249 2,799 – AED 550 off
â€¢ iPad 3G + Wi-Fi 32GB AED 2,699 3,249 – AED 550 off
â€¢ iPad 3G + Wi-Fi 64GB AED 3,099 3,699 – AED 600 off
Apple also refunded the price difference to customers who purchased an iPad 1 in the last 2 weeks. Will we see a similar move in the Middle East?
With these price reductions we expect that Arab Computers will reduce the iPad 1 prices in Saudi Arabia as well. We will keep you up to date once that happens but for now we highly recommend not buying an iPad 1 at these old prices.
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