South Korea clears Apple iPad for individual import

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“South Korea cleared the remaining stumbling block preventing an individual from bringing an iPad into the country,” Jaeyeon Woo reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“The Korea Communications Commission, the country’s communications regulator, said Thursday that Apple Inc.’s iPad passed technical tests and fit with local technical standards,” Woo reports. “But it maintained its previous stance that the ruling applies only to iPads brought in for personal use, and that individuals won’t be allowed to enter the country with more than one iPad.”

“The regulator relayed the decision to the Customs Service so it took effect immediately,” Woo reports. “The ruling came just 10 days after South Korea’s techies bombarded Seoul with criticism for what were widely called ‘unfair’ restrictions on the device.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “El Guapo” for the heads up.]


  1. Hmmm… I wonder why I read a hundred stories about iPads not allowed into Israel, yet this is the first I heard of a similar policy in S. Korea. Just curious about the way media focuses its light one subject or another.

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