"In the UK, Germany, France and Italy iPad prices 20-25 percent more expensive than in America," said Craig James, chief economist at CommSec division in Australia.
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Tablets should be sold for the same price widely, if the exchange ratio really adjust. The question is whether Apple set the price of this product is too high for the European market or whether the British pound sterling and the euro should depreciate further to make a global price in one line.
iPad CommSec Index compare the iPad prices across 10 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Japan, Australia and Canada.
For the cheapest prices, with only a WiFi version of the iPad prices ranging from U.S. $ 499 for the United States, the United Kingdom for U.S. $ 620 for the 16GB product.
Furthermore, Canada at a price of U.S. $ 520, Japan and Australia to U.S. $ 536 U.S. $ 533.
For a more advanced device, iPad 64 GB model with WiFi and 3G connectivity has a price of U.S. $ 829 in the United States and about U.S. $ 1,010 in the UK, and U.S. $ 980 in Germany, France and Italy.
According to CommSec, the tablet device to spread globally identically, so theoretically the price difference should be based on the cost of shipping and local taxes.
Unfortunately, the Euro and Pound have been shaken the last few months, so that the global currency turmoil.
In general, the iPad CommSEc index and CommSec iPod shows need to be improved to the U.S. dollar against major currencies, particularly against the Euro and Pound, said James.