Arab Computers has finally reduced the prices of the Apple iPad 1 in Saudi Arabia after less than a week of the prices dropping in UAE. This discount is to prepare for the imminent iPad 2 launch in the region.
The new prices for iPad 1 in Saudi Arabia are:
â€¢ iPad Wi-Fi 16GB SR 1,699 1,999 – SR 300 off
â€¢ iPad Wi-Fi 32GB SR 2,199 3,499 – SR 300 off
â€¢ iPad Wi-Fi 64GB SR 2,599 2,899 – SR 300 off
â€¢ iPad 3G + Wi-Fi 16GB SR 2,399 2,699 – SR 300 off
â€¢ iPad 3G + Wi-Fi 32GB SR 2,799 3,099 – SR 300 off
â€¢ iPad 3G + Wi-Fi 64GB SR 3,199 3,499 – SR 300 off
Only 300SR reduction in price compared to UAE’s 500-600 AED. The older UAE prices were more expensive than the Saudi prices but now most of the iPad 1 units cost more in Saudi Arabia than the UAE! Here are the old (and new) iPad 1 prices in UAE:
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 Saudi Arabia?
Will you buy the iPad 1 now at these prices or will you wait for the iPad 2?
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