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  • Apple to Launch iPad Internationally on May 28th



    Apple announced this morning that the iPad will officially be available in international markets beginning May 28th. Three weeks from today, the tablet will roll out in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and Britain. Pre-orders for the tablet, however, will begin this Monday, May 10th.

    In the first month of domestic sales, Apple moved better than one million units of the tablet. Given the strong initial interest in the US, it is believed that the international arrival will prove just as momentous, with overall sales estimates for the iPad this year hovering between four and five million units. Adding more interest in the tablet around the world is the fact that its launch had been delayed a full month - from late April to late May - on higher than expected demand issues.

    If you're not a resident of any of the above nine markets, don't worry. The iPad may still find you this summer. Apple also announced today that the iPad will debut in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July. Conspicuously absent from the list, of course, are other major nations that one would have expected to see on today's lists. They include South Korea, India and Japan. Even with Israel's past issues with the iPad (issues that have since been addressed and resolved) at no time today did Apple indicate that Israel would be included in the next wave of iPad launches across the globe.

    While prices will likely be all over the map for the iPad, Apple is yet to officially announce pricing information. Looks like we'll have to wait for Monday.

    Image via CBS News
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple to Launch iPad Internationally on May 28th started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Maarten16's Avatar
      Maarten16 -
      I'll have to wait till July, when it comes out in The Netherlands
      You did forgot to mention the prices though:

      * iPad 16GB WiFi €479
      * iPad 32GB WiFi €579
      * iPad 64GB WiFi €679
      * iPad 16GB WiFi+3G €579
      * iPad 32GB WiFi+3G €679
      * iPad 64GB WiFi+3G €779

      It's announced in a message from Apple Spain to the press

      Precio y Disponibilidad
      El iPad estará disponible en España al precio recomendado (IVA incluído) de 479 euros el modelo de 16GB, 579 euros el de 32GB y 679 euros el de 64GB, en el caso de los modelos Wi-Fi; y al precio recomendado (IVA incluído) de 579 euros el de 16GB, 679 euros el de 32GB y 779 euros el de 64GB, para modelos del iPad con Wi-Fi + 3G.
      --
    1. swehbe's Avatar
      swehbe -
      Cant wait to get my hands on one!
    1. lexquiles's Avatar
      lexquiles -
      Already own the Wifi and the Wifi + 3g love living in the US LOL... I know I'm meanie
      For those that don't live in the US and have to wait, I honestly have found a way to replace my laptop for the most part... Had to wait for the JB to come to really do that so I can run backgrounder... Now that I have my JB it is really great! I hope May 28 rolls around fast enough for you guys!
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      The iPad is a f**king rip off over here in the UK. It's ALOT cheaper for me to buy it from the USA and then import it over as a gift from eBay or Amazon.com.
      Apple are charging around $145(approx) more here for the 16GB Wifi iPad in the UK than the equivalent US Dollar price of $499.
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maarten16 View Post
      I'll have to wait till July, when it comes out in The Netherlands
      You did forgot to mention the prices though:

      * iPad 16GB WiFi €479
      * iPad 32GB WiFi €579
      * iPad 64GB WiFi €679
      * iPad 16GB WiFi+3G €579
      * iPad 32GB WiFi+3G €679
      * iPad 64GB WiFi+3G €779

      It's announced in a message from Apple Spain to the press



      --

      that is more expensive than getting it in the US. friend of mine only paid £425 for his 16GB wifi model.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^He got it £4 cheaper and got it early on as well, that's pretty sweet.
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      You also must like the Swiss prices

      iPad Wifi 16GB CHF 649.-
      iPad Wifi 32GB CHF 779.-
      iPad Wifi 64GB CHF 899.-
      Pad Wifi + 3G 16GB CHF 799.-
      Pad Wifi + 3G 32GB CHF 929.-
      Pad Wifi + 3G 64GB CHF 1049.-

      And keep in mind the swiss franc to the dollar is nearly 1:1 =)
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Why havnt they released the Canadian prices, I'm hoping it s around as much as the American since our dollars are on par
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^They have, go to iClarified, shows all the prices for the countries it's being released in.

      Australia:
      iPad is available in Australia for a recommended retail price of AUS$629 inc GST for 16GB, AUS$759 inc GST for 32GB, AUS$879 inc GST for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and AUS$799 inc GST for 16GB, AUS$928 inc GST for 32GB and AUS$1049 inc GST for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models.

      Canada:
      iPad is available in Canada for a suggested retail price of $549 (CAN) for 16GB, $649 (CAN) for 32GB, $749 (CAN) for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and $679 (CAN) for 16GB, $779 (CAN) for 32GB and $879 (CAN) for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models.

      France:
      iPad est disponible en France au prix de vente conseillé de 499 € pour le modèle 16 Go, 599 € pour le modèle 32 Go, 699 € pour le modèle 64 Go en version Wi-Fi, et au prix de vente conseillé de 599 € pour le modèle 16 Go, 699 € pour le modèle 32 Go, 799 € pour le modèle 64 Go en version Wi-Fi + 3G.

      Italy:
      iPad è disponibile in Italia ad un prezzo consigliato di €499 per 16GB, €599 per 32GB, €699 per 64GB per i modelli Wi-Fi e €599 per 16GB, €699 per 32GB e €799 per 64GB per i modelli Wi-Fi + 3G.

      Spain:
      El iPad estará disponible en España al precio recomendado (IVA incluído) de 479 euros el modelo de 16GB, 579 euros el de 32GB y 679 euros el de 64GB, en el caso de los modelos Wi-Fi; y al precio recomendado (IVA incluído) de 579 euros el de 16GB, 679 euros el de 32GB y 779 euros el de 64GB, para modelos del iPad con Wi-Fi + 3G.

      United Kingdom:
      iPad is available in the UK for a suggested retail price of £429 (inc. VAT) for 16GB, £499 (inc. VAT) for 32GB, £599 (inc. VAT) for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and £529 (inc. VAT) for 16GB, £599 (inc. VAT) for 32GB and £699 (inc. VAT) for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models.

      Source: iClarified iClarified - Apple News - Apple Releases International Pricing for the iPad
    1. sunhillcopper's Avatar
      sunhillcopper -
      The aussie price isn't too bad. Not sure the savings in buying from US (If customs don't pick it up) would offset the cost of problems if the unit is faulty or breaks down.
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      The iPad is exceeding all of are expectations at a rapid pase, one million domestically, so let's just stop and take a moment to imagine 'Internationally'. I'm sorry "iPad Haters' the numbers will speak for themselves.
      'Follow Me on Twitter For Future Tech Updates @Markanthony3211'