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I wonder if an Australian iPad mini will work in the UK.

I'm thinking of getting one as a gift for a family member as they're cheaper in Australia than they are in the UK.

Will it work there app-wise?

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To use an Australian iPad in the UK you have to consider three things - phone service, AC power and the App Store.

The iPad sold in Australia uses the same phone frequencies as the UK version so you just need to be able to replace the existing SIM with a UK one - this means that you don't want to buy your iPad from a phone company under contract here in Australia.

AC power is fine, you only need a plug adapter or your family member may already have a USB charger to suit.

Then you get to the App Store. So long as you use an Apple ID registered with a UK address you will get need to use the UK Store, if you use an Apple ID registered in Australia it will have to use the Australian Store.

So, to sum up, if you walk into an Apple store here in Australia and buy an iPad and then give it to someone to use in the UK you will be perfectly OK. Don't set it up till you get there and set it up for them and they will love it.

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Just to add to what Tony above has said : you will not need a plug adaptor for the U. K. They use compatible plugs and load levels. – user98647 Oct 31 '14 at 20:56
The one here as an Australian plug… is not one that will work in the UK – Mark Oct 31 '14 at 21:51

I'm using a Candian iPad in The Netherlands. So why wouldn't that combination work? Do you want to get a 3/4G version or WiFi only? You have to get a simlock-free version if you want a Cellular version.

Just be sure you have a charger, as my European wall-mount does not support the Canadian/American charger. I've bought a travel-plug for it.

As for the applications, just sign in the right store and you're free to do anyth

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