The wait is finally over for the UK and others. Apple has confirmed the launch of the iPad 2 will go ahead on the 25 March, while dropping the entry price for the device at the same time. 

"The iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25," says Apple.

The iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple authorised resellers at 5pm. local time, and online through the Apple Store (www.apple.com/uk/) beginning at 1am GMT.

So how much?

- £399 for the Wi-Fi only 16GB model 

- £479 for the Wi-Fi only 32GB model 

- £559 for the Wi-Fi 64GB model

- £499 for the Wi-Fi and 3G 16GB model 

- £579 for the Wi-Fi and 3G 32GB model

- £659 for the Wi-Fi and 3G 64GB model

The iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April, and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.

The new pricing means that the iPad 2 will be £40 cheaper than the original iPad when it launched in May last year.

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So will you be getting one?