Apple has announced
that iPadâ„¢ will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Friday 28 May. Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Appleâ€™s online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday 10 May. In the US, Apple has already sold over one million iPads.
In Australia, the prices are as following:
Wi-Fi models: 16 GB for A$629, 32 GB for A$ 879, 64 GB for A$799;
Wi-Fi + 3G models: 16 GB for A$799, 32 GB for A$ 928, 64 GB for A$1049;
Unlike USA, all prices are GST (tax) inclusive.
iPad will be sold through the Apple Store
(online), Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers. The iBooksâ„¢ app for iPad including Apple's iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store on 28 May.
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.
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