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Steve Jobs on the iPad Price in Germany: “Blame your government”

If you live in Germany or followed the news yesterday, you may have noticed that the iPad in Germany comes at €15 more than Italy and France, where it’s priced at €499 for the 16GB Wifi model. If you want to purchase the same iPad in Germany, you’ll have to pay €514.

Why? Because of a new tax Germany has put on computers. But what’s interesting is that Steve Jobs has a response for that. German website Fscklog reports on an email from Steve to a German Apple fan who emailed el Jobso asking about this price thing. His response?

“Blame your government.

Germany just added a new copyright levy for computers.”

So yeah, blame your government. But don’t ask Steve, he’s kinda busy making some Gianduia now.

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