No price increase for Apple's new iPad

New kit on the horizon, but thankfully, it looks like Apple isn't going to be ramping up the price when its new tablet lands.

That new tablet, which looks likely to be called the iPad HD, but could still yet come in as the iPad 3, launches in just a couple of days. Specifically, on Wednesday 7 March, sometime in the early evening UK time. When it does land, it should be packing a 2048×1536 Retina display, quad-core chip, a bigger battery and a more powerful camera as the headline features. So more for your money – but not more money.

That's according to the resident 9 to 5 Mac tipster, going by the name of 'Mr X'. Contrary to previous rumours, he's claiming that the iPad pricing across the board will remain the same in the US. The site also adds that 'some countries with currencies doing better than the US dollar should expect to see marginal drops in prices'. We don't believe that is us, but wouldn't that be a nice surprise? As it stands, the UK will see unchanged prices too.

Capacities will also remain the same for the next generation of iPad, which means 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. There was talk of an 8GB model, but that's very unlikely. In terms of UK pricing then, that should mean we're looking at Wi-Fi models selling for £399 (16GB), £479 (32GB) and £559 (64GB). If you have a need for 3G too, you'll probably be looking at £499 (16GB), £579 (32GB) and £659 (64GB).

All of that should be confirmed in a couple of days. Stay tuned for more.

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

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