3 says it will offer new price plans for iPad 2

16 Mar 2011

Without revealing the actual price plans, 3 has simply said it will have new data plans for iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G in the coming weeks.

The announcement is accompanied by a boilerplate Apple statement: “iPad 2 is the next generation of Apple’s magical device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and much more.

“The amazing new iPad 2 improves on the original iPad by being thinner, lighter and faster, all while maintaining the same incredible 10 hours of battery life.”

Steady my beating heart. As operators in Ireland no doubt issue identical statements we’ll keep you posted.

Now the big question is whether the iPad 2 will actually be available in Ireland on 25 March when it goes international.

The device sold out last week when it launched in the States and it emerged last night that online buyers in the US are faced with a wait of four to five weeks for delivery.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years