Apple: iPad on sale internationally from May 28

May 07, 2010

Apple announced Friday that its mass market iPad touchscreen portable tablet computer will go on sale outside the United States in nine major countries for the first time on May 28.

The much-anticipated consumer gadget was launched on the US domestic market on April 3, but such was demand that the Californian firm was forced to delay deliveries to international consumers.

Now, fans in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland can look forward to seeing them in the shops before the end of the month, Apple's statement said.

"Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple's online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10," it said.

The firm plans to launch the in Austria, Belgium, , Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July.

gave no details on prices in the new markets, but versions of the device with different storage capacities and connection options are available in the United States for between 499 and 829 dollars (392 and 688 euros).

Although not yet officially available through Apple-licensed vendors outside the United States, impatient consumers in many areas have been buying imported models from the so-called "grey market".

The firm boasts that it has already sold more than one million iPads in the United States and that customers have downloaded over 12 million software applications from its online store.

Explore further: Will our smart gadgets become trusted or oppressive companions?

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Chinese shoppers buying 'grey market' iPads

Apr 09, 2010

Technology-mad Chinese shoppers are paying a huge mark-up for Apple's new iPad on the grey market, only days after the device went on sale in the United States.

Over 300,000 iPads sold on first day: Apple

Apr 05, 2010

Apple said Monday it sold more than 300,000 iPads in the United States on its first day of availability, a figure in line with predictions of some analysts but fewer than others expected.

Recommended for you

Standalone wireless info display device an easy fit

Jan 25, 2015

A Latvian team has come up with a good-looking WiFi display device, connecting to the Internet using WiFi, which runs on a high-capacity built-in battery and tracks what's important to you. This is a standalone ...

User comments : 0

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.