News has broken this morning that Orange and T-Mobile (who are now both under the Everything Everywhere umbrella) will be offering Apple’s iPad in subsidised form.
According to Mobile News, both operators will be able to make the iPad seem like a more affordable proposition for Christmas (after it was voted one of the most wanted presents even by kids).
They’ll be selling the 16GB 3G version of the iPad for £200 on both 18 month and two year contracts. It normally retails at £529.
That price is markedly lower than the subsidised version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, the cheapest contract deal on that being £399, which isn’t much less than the sim-free cost anyway.