iPad 2 UK launch: All you need to know

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iPad 2 day has landed, and there’s so much information to take in, why not take a look at our ultimate guide to what’s happening?

What?
The iPad 2 will be available to buy from today on UK soil – hurrah!

When?
Today – 25 March 2011

What time?
From 5PM in store, from now online

Where?
Apple stores around the country and Apple’s website

How much will it cost?
The cost will vary depending on whether you buy the iPad SIM free from Apple or through a network. Here’s a lowdown of what each will cost from Apple:

16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 SIM free: £399
32GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 SIM free: £479
64GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 SIM free: £559

16GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (any network): £499
32GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (any network): £579
64GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (any network): £659

From operator sites, on a 24-month pay monthly plan:

16GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (Orange): £199
32GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (Orange): £249
64GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (Orange): £349

16GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (Vodafone): £199
32GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (Vodafone): £249
64GB 3G+Wi-Fi iPad 2 pay monthly (Vodafone): £349

Why should I buy one?
You can see in our iPad 2 review, we really like the tablet. It’s much better than the original iPad, because it’s so jucb slimmer and lighter, the browser is faster and

You can take a look at a full list of reasons we think you need to buy the iPad 2, although we know you probably want one anyway.

Which networks wil it be on?
So far, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone have announced their pricing for the iPad 2, and although Three hasn’t yet made its prices available, the operator will be selling the tablet.

O2 hasn’t announced its prices yet, although you will be able to buy one full price from Apple’s website and it will ship with an O2 SIM card.

What should I do when I get my iPad 2?
The first thing you’ll probably want to do when you get it, is set up the iPad with your iTunes account so you can start downloading apps.

You’re now ready to start using your iPad 2, so why not check out our iPad 2 user guides section to find out how to do everything on your iPad?

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