Apple India just left the cat out of the bag and informed us the iPad 2 is indeed launching in India this Friday. While we find the prices to be reasonable for a new Apple product that went on sale only last month in USA, some are disappointed about the prices which Apple has released for the iPad 2 . We decided to do a little comparison of the india prices and the US price.
Although the iPad is famous for the $499 price tag for the base WiFi model , when you actually walk into a store in the US in most states , you have to pay a state tax which varies between 5-10%. California has the most tax while some states like Oregon have no tax at all. So we decided to assume a 8% tax for this illustration. We also added a column for customs duty in case you wish to import the iPad2 from the US. We assumed customs duty to be 10% . So if you look at the table below , you would see that the difference between India and USA is not much unless you are traveling there and don’t have to pay custom duty.
|India (INR)||USA( $)||Tax(8%)||USA ($) Net||USA(INR) $1=Rs45
||USA(INR) with 10% Duty|
|16 GB WiFi||29500||499||39.92||538.92||24251.4||26676.54|
|32 GB WiFi||34500||599||47.92||646.92||29111.4||32022.54|
|64 GB WiFi||39500||699||55.92||754.92||33971.4||37368.54|
|16 GB 3G||36900||629||50.32||679.32||30569.4||33626.34|
|32 GB 3G||41900||729||58.32||787.32||35429.4||38972.34|
|64 GB 3G||46900||829||66.32||895.32||40289.4||44318.34|
The iPad2 is surely reasonably priced we would say ! Now , the Apple Authorized Resellers in India are surely going to have a difficult time managing the crowds.