Apple's second wave of 9.7" iPad Pro & iPhone SE launches to start April 4

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in iPhone edited March 2016
After the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and 4-inch iPhone SE debut in a handful of major markets this Thursday, customers in the second wave of launch countries apparently will not have to wait long, with Apple gearing up for sales to begin as early as next week.




Preorders in the second wave of territories began on Tuesday, as reported by iPhoneabonnementen.com, which revealed the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will apparently get in the hands of consumers in the Netherlands and other second-tier countries on next Monday, April 4. The iPhone SE is expected to follow a day later, on April 5.

Apple announced last week that the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Air will be available in "early April" in the second wave of territories. They are:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • UAE


Customers in Macau and Thailand will be limited to Wi-Fi iPad Pro models.

Those will follow the first countries, which receive both devices this Thursday. The initial launch countries and territories are Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the U.K., the U.S. Virgin Islands and the U.S. Preorders started last week.

In Europe, the iPhone SE is priced starting at 489 euros for the 16-gigabyte model, and 589 euros for a 64-gigabyte capacity. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro starts at 695 euros for the 32-gigabyte model, 875 euros for 128 gigabytes, and 1,055 euros for 256 gigabytes.

In the U.S., the iPhone SE starts at $399, while the new iPad Pro starts at $599.

For a comprehensive look at both devices make sure to read AppleInsider's iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro hands-on coverage.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    "In the U.S., the iPhone SE starts at $199, while the new iPad Pro starts at $599." The iPhone SE starts at $199?
  • Reply 2 of 11
    berndogberndog Posts: 78member
    IPhone SE for $199 - where?
  • Reply 3 of 11
    2old4fun2old4fun Posts: 213member
    iPhone SE for $199 on in the eyes of the AI proofreaders...oh wait, I forgot
  • Reply 4 of 11
    irelandireland Posts: 17,538member
    Already got my order in for a 64 GB SE. Delighted to be moving back down from a 4.7".

    Chill about the "$199" guys, just a typo.
    edited March 2016 JanNL
  • Reply 5 of 11
    How about 499 Euro's for the 16GB SE on Apple's website here in Finland. Ouch, why so much more than the $399 in the USA.?
  • Reply 6 of 11
    1,999 Turkish Lira here (about $700) for the 16GB.  Guess I'll wait...oh well.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    irelandireland Posts: 17,538member
    How about 499 Euro's for the 16GB SE on Apple's website here in Finland. Ouch, why so much more than the $399 in the USA.?
    No tax included displayed and cost of business in the US is cheaper for Apple given its their second biggest market. And Apple likes to mark-up their non-US sales a little too.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    sog35 said:
    How about 499 Euro's for the 16GB SE on Apple's website here in Finland. Ouch, why so much more than the $399 in the USA.?
    Does the 499 include tax or VAT?

    The $399 in the USA does not. If you add sales tax the iPhone in the USA can be up to $440.
    All goods sold include all VAT. So this is the price with tax included.
    edited March 2016
  • Reply 9 of 11
    These countries are iPhone SE second wave launch. There is no 9.7 inch iPad Pro Second wave launch countries.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
    How about 499 Euro's for the 16GB SE on Apple's website here in Finland. Ouch, why so much more than the $399 in the USA.?

    500 euro * 1.13 is $565 dollars.
    $400 * Finland VAT RAT (24%) = $496

    So, the difference is really 14% with the US price, which can be accounted as an edge again currency fluctuations and higher cost of doing business in Scandinavia.
    edited March 2016
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