Orange has made it official that it will be carrying the 3G version of Apple’s iPad sequel by issuing a short press release.
The network operator stated: “Orange UK will offer iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G and also dedicated data plans for iPad 2 in the coming weeks.”
Exactly how much the company will subsidise the iPad 2 by on its contracts is unknown yet, with pricing plans yet to be unveiled.
We’d anticipate that seeing as pricing is expected to be maintained the same as the original iPad – which has now been cut in price – the iPad 2 will probably come for an up-front fee of around £200, and around £25 per month over two years (for the most basic 16GB 3G version).
Orange reiterates the fact that the new iPad is faster, yet still maintains the same long battery life as the original.
It seems likely the company will stock it a short while after the official launch, as this was the case with the original Apple tablet, and Orange hasn’t specified an exact release date yet.
The iPad 2 will be available from Apple two weeks on Friday.