Apple iPad 2
Apple iPad 2

Since its launch in 2010, the iPad has taken the technology industry by storm, claiming dominance in the previously derelict tablet sector and forcing rivals to think fast in coming up with competitors.

The iPad 2 is undoubtedly the most popular tablet on the market, and for good reason. With its 9.7-inch display, powerful A5 processor and iOS 5, the iPad 2 will prove incredibly popular this Christmas season.

At the International Business Times UK we've compiled all of the best deals for the iPad in the UK.

The iPad 2 is available with just Wi-Fi, or with 3G as well; both models are available in 16, 32 and 64GB sizes. The iPad 2 Wi-Fi retails like this:

16GB - £399

32GB - £479

64GB - £559

The iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G retails for slightly more:

16GB - £499

32GB - £579

64GB - £659

If you're wanting a 3G iPad 2 then you'll have to choose from a range of networks and tariffs offering varying amounts of monthly data.

Vodafone (24 month contracts)

£27 per month - 2GB of UK data, £15 for each GB thereafter, 1GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi

iPad 2 price: 16GB - £229, 32GB - £279, 64GB - £379

£7.50 per month - 500MB of UK data, £7.50 for each 500MB thereafter

iPad 2 price: 16GB - £499, 32GB - £569, 64GB - £645

£15 per month - 2GB of UK data, £15 for each extra 1GB, 1GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi

iPad 2 price: 16GB - £499, 32GB - £569, 64GB - £645

Orange (24 month contracts)

£25 per month - 1GB data anytime, 1GB data quiet time (midnight until 4pm), unlimited BT Openzone Wi-Fi

iPad 2 price: 16GB - £199, 32GB - £249, 64GB - £349

SIM-only plan. No monthly cost, but it's 5.1p per MB, capped at £40 per month.

iPad 2 price: 16GB - £499, 32GB - £579, 64GB - £659

O2 (rolling one- or 30-day contracts)

£2.04 per day - 200MB data and unlimited Wi-Fi available for 24 hours

£10.21 for 30 days, recurring - 1GB data and unlimited Wi-Fi available for 30 days + extra 1GB every third top-up.

£15.32 for 30 days, recurring - 2GB data, unlimited W-Fi + extra 2GB every third top-up

iPad 2 prices are the same as those listed by Apple, ranging from £499 to £659

O2 posts a useful table on its website explaining how far each data package should go.

Browsing the web2,000 pages10,000 pages20,000 pages
Music Downloads40 songs (about 4 albums)200 songs (about 20 albums)400 songs (about 40 albums)
Video Downloads25 minutes2 hours4 hours

T-Mobile (24 month contracts)

New customers: £25 per month - 1GB plus 1GB quiet time (same as Orange, above)

iPad 2 price: 16GB - £229, 32GB - £279

Existing customers: £25 per month - 1GB plus 1GB quiet time (same as Orange, above)

iPad 2 price: 16GB - £199, 32GB - £249