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France eyeing tablet tax for iPads, Slates


French legislators are considering imposing a tablet-tax that would affect all models with at least 40GB of internal storage, though Windows-based slates would be exempt.

The proposal, reported by “Numerama” — and translated by “SlashGear” ( — is part of French “private copy” taxation which imposes extra fees on digital media like blank CDs, DVDs and thumb-drives; it’s estimated it would add up to €12 ($16) to the cost of Apple’s top-spec iPad or Android tablets. However, because Windows is classed as a “full” OS rather than a mobile one like iOS or Android, it escapes the taxation.

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