Three is the first UK operator to unveil price plans for the new iPad, with the device available on Friday from £99 on a 24 month contract.
The operator will provide a 15GB data allowance on all new iPads and consumers can choose to pay more upfront with less each month. The device was announced last week by Apple CEO Tim Cook. It features Apple's new A5X quad-core processor, a five-megapixel camera and 1080p HD video on its Retina display. Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile have yet to reveal their new iPad contract offers.
Three marketing director Thomas Malleschitz said: 'Teaming up our leading-edge HSPA+ network with the innovative new iPad is great news for our customers. Our customers already enjoy superfast internet on the move, and with an excellent range of great value price plans and our leadership in fast UK mobile broadband, we look forward to being the network of choice for new iPad customers.'
If a consumer does not want a contract, it can buy the 16GB device for £479, 32GB for £549 and 64GB for £629.
Three's new iPad payment plans (all contracts for the 3G device across 24 months with 15GB data allowance)
16GB – £99 upfront and £29 per month
16GB – £159 upfront and £25 per month
32GB – £169 upfront and £29 per month
32GB – £229 upfront and £25 per month
64GB – £249 upfront and £29 per month
64GB – £299 upfront and £25 per month
Editor: Graeme Neill