Apple today has announced the much awaited international release date, and price plans for both the WiFi and 3G version of iPad. Customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and UK can get their iPads officially on Friday, May 28. International Pre-orders for iPad in the above mentioned countries will begin from May 10th.
Customers in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore will have to wait till July to get their hands on iPad. Apple will announce availability, local pricing and pre-order plans for these nine additional countries at a later date.
European prices for iPad are as follows.
- iPad 16GB WiFi – 499€
- iPad 32GB WiFi – 599€
- iPad 64GB WiFi – 699€
- iPad 16GB 3G – 599€
- iPad 32GB 3G – 699€
- iPad 64GB 3G – 799€
Full official press release is as follows.
CUPERTINO, California—May 7, 2010—Apple® 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.
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