Today Apple confirmed the next round of countries to receive a bevy of iPads this Friday. Among the next countries to receive shipments of Apple Tablets on June 23rd 2010 are; Mexico, New Zealand, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, Singapore and Hong Kong.
In the release this friday, both the WI-FI and 3G versions will be made available. Although, there has been no pre-orders available, there is no word on different pricing, so it will maintain the US pricing.
Here is the official Apple Press Release
iPad Available in Nine More Countries This Friday
CUPERTINO, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that iPad(TM) will be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore this Friday, July 23. 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(TM) 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.*
Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase all models of iPad through Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.
Pricing & Availability
All iPad models will be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore this Friday, July 23.
iPad is currently available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for 16GB, $599 (US) for 32GB, and $699 (US) for 64GB for iPad Wi-Fi models and $629 (US) for 16GB, $729 (US) for 32GB and $829 (US) for 64GB for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G models. iPad will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
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