The latest iteration of the iPad is now available on contract through Optus, with both 12-month and 24-month repayment options complementing the telco's data-only SIMs. Buying an iPad through Optus comes with a minor subsidy by the telco, with a 16GB model costing AU$672 over the life of the plan, rather than the AU$679 that Apple charges for the same tablet through its online store. Similar savings can be found across the range of storage options.
You can see the full Optus iPad plans below.
Telstra and Vodafone will also range the new iPad from today, with Telstra adding it to the other 4G devices in its range, including its own self-branded Telstra 4G Tablet. Vodafone comes in cheapest, offering a 16GB model and 2GB of data each month for AU$47. Telstra's plans start at AU$49 per month, but with only 1GB of data.
Apple's latest iPad revision comes only months after Apple released the third-generation model; a move that upset many who bought the previous model. The fourth-generation tablet includes Apple's Retina screen technology, plus a faster A6 processor.