Orange and T-Mobile have dramatically cut the cost of the Apple iPad across their networks – a major indicator that a new version is on the way, perhaps within weeks.
Under the new iPad pricing, Orange are now offering the iPad for £99 as part of a 24-month contract, with T-Mobile UK offering the same deal to existing customers (although new customers are eligible for the offer provided they are referred by an existing customer).
Originally, Orange were offering the iPad WiFi + 3G with an upfront price of £199.99 with a £25 per month contract to existing customers, with new customers paying £229.99 with a £27 per month contract.
The same £25 per month pricing also applies to existing T-Mobile customers as part of a 24-month contract.
Such a dramatic price cut has long been an indication that a new model is on the way. With the iPad 2 expected to be available in April, it’s likely that we could hear an official announcement from Apple within the next few weeks.