Israel reverses iPad ban

April 25, 2010

Israel on Sunday reversed a ban on Apple's new iPad after initially confiscating the devices at its airports because the wireless signal was 40 times stronger than the legal limit.

"After verification, we found that the operates on a constant signal to the standards required," communications ministry spokesman Yechiel Shavi told AFP, adding that confiscated devices would be returned to their owners.

The gadget is so far only on sale in the United States, where federal regulations allow much higher Wi-Fi signal strength than the European standard followed in .

Earlier this month Apple said that because of strong US demand for the device it would not go on sale internationally until the end of May.

Explore further: Apple to charge $107 for iPad battery replacement

Related Stories

iPad owners raise Wi-Fi issues

April 6, 2010

As Apple iPad owners around the United States play with their new machines, some are complaining about the Wi-Fi connectivity of the devices.

Israel bans imports of Apple iPad

April 15, 2010

(AP) -- Israel has banned imports of Apple Inc.'s hottest new product, the iPad, citing concerns the powerful gadget consumes too much capacity on wireless networks and could disrupt other devices.

Recommended for you

Smallest 3-D camera offers brain surgery innovation

August 28, 2015

To operate on the brain, doctors need to see fine details on a small scale. A tiny camera that could produce 3-D images from inside the brain would help surgeons see more intricacies of the tissue they are handling and lead ...

Smart home heating and cooling

August 28, 2015

Smart temperature-control devices—such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures—are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.