Vodafone New Zealand said in a press release yesterday that it would sell the Apple iPad Air in New Zealand from Tuesday 5 November (today), and will introduce the iPad mini with Retina Display later in the month.
The press release directed readers to the Vodafone NZ website for pricing details, which have not yet been published due to a website issue. Vodafone tells us the pricing is the same as Apple's website, as follows:
|iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G||$949|
|iPad Air 32GB Wi-Fi + 4G||$1,099|
|iPad Air 64GB Wi-Fi + 4G||$1,249|
|iPad Air 128GB Wi-Fi + 4G||$1,399|
Vodafone's 'hero offer' for the device is its $49.95/month 'Broadband Regular' plan, which includes 2GB of 3G data per month. An upgrade to 4G is available for $10/month.
Customers signing up to the Broadband Regular plan for a 12-month term will receive a $200 subsidy on the iPad Air device of their choice (e.g. the iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G goes from $949 to $749).