Crowds line up in Asia as Apple launches new iPad in 12 new countries

“Apple’s new iPad has gone on sale in 12 new countries today, seeing brisk interest in the tablet device in Korea and Malaysia, which were the first to get it today,” Jon Russell reports for TNW.

“Today’s launch has been most popular in Korea — where the iPad is out-performing Korean rival Samsung’s tablets, having passed one million unit sales — and Apple fans braved the rain in some parts of the country to wait,” Russell reports. “Prospective owners in Korea could also buy the device at retail outlets of operators KT Telecom and SK Telecom.”

Russell reports, “Queues in Malaysia started modestly but have built up in the morning as would-be new iPad owners weighed up the appeal of getting the device in their hands on launch day, over waiting on a pre-order; delivery of which takes 5-7 days.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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New iPad arrives in South Korea and 11 additional countries this Friday, 9 more a week later – April 16, 2012


  1. It’s one thing to make a cool gadget and sell a few thousand in California. To make a cool gadget with parts sourced from all over the world and to sell it in dozens of countries in large volumes is amazing. It boggles my mind to think of the logistics of dealing with customs declarations, getting clearance for the radios, electrical regulations compliance and localizing the packaging and software for so many different languages. On top of that they orchestrated it to happen in twelve new countries in one day. Kudos to the back office people who make this happen.

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