Apple’s revolutionary iPad available in nine more countries on May 28; Pre-orders begin May 10

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadApple today announced that iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Friday, May 28. Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple’s online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10. In the US, Apple has already sold over one million iPads and customers have downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store, as well as over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.

iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.

The App Store on iPad lets you wirelessly browse, buy and download new apps from the world’s largest app store. iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for iPad and will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone or iPod touch. Developers have created more than 5,000 exciting new apps designed for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch interface, large screen and high-quality graphics.

Apple plans to release iPad in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July. Apple will announce availability, local pricing and pre-order plans for these nine additional countries at a later date.

Source: Apple Inc.

21 Comments

  1. @Nukeman,
    is it reasonable to extrapolate the price based on what the US price is and using the conversion rate of dollars to pounds/euros? You used to be able to have a close approximation 10 years ago but I don’t know what it is like these days…

  2. Just got mine last nite finally!!!! Such a great device I’m sorry for my Macbook she feels a little ignored ( and my partner and my dogs too) sent from iPad 3G

  3. @AmericanJoe

    Actually that is a method I have used previously to approximate (UK£) prices but the complicating factors are the variable exchange rate, and the fact that the local quoted price include Value Added Tax (VAT @17.5%). For example, 27″ iMac i5 is $1999 pretax, and in UK is £1634, so about £30-80 price premimum beyond exchange rates/tax.

  4. Looks like the price in Canada is $50 higher than the US even though are dollars are almost the same (I think 3-4 cents difference).

    Also no carrier in Canada has posted data plans for the 3G model so this makes the buying decision WiFi only or WiFi + 3G, for Mondays pre-sale that much harder, I want 3G but if data is priced out of my market that would be $130 wasted.

    It would also be nice to know if I can order the AT&T;3G when visiting the US, IE do you have to be a citizen to order AT&T;3G plan?

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