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iPad will reach Europe, Australia, and Asia on May 28

iPad will reach Europe, Australia, and Asia on May 28

Good news for Apple fans worldwide: the iPad will be reaching parts of Europe, Asia, and Australia on May 28th, according to Paid Content.

The iPad may have launched in the U.S. on April 3rd, but until now, Apple fans outside the U.S. had not been able to get their hands on the device - at least not legally. At the time of the US launch of the tablet, Guardian reported that some eager British techies were using American companies to forward their iPads to Europe.

But as of May 10, Apple fans will be able to (legally) pre-order their iPads in the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Swizerland, and Japan. In-store deliveries will begin on May 28.
According to Paid Content, Apple delayed its overseas sales because of an unexpectedly high amount of iPad sales in the U.S. In fact, Bloomberg reports that Apple stores in 13 U.S. cities are selling out of all versions of the iPad.

"Demand continues to exceed supply," Natalie Kerris, said an Apple spokeswoman. "We're working hard" to provide iPads to additional customers, she said.

Earlier this week, Guardian reported that iPads were selling like hot cakes, selling more than one million iPads after under a month of sales. The iPad sales even surpassed the iPhone, a smartphone that took 74 days to reach the one million mark.

The iPad will reach other parts of the world, namely Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Mexico, and New Zealand, among others, in July.

If the rate of sales holds steady or rises, perhaps the iPad will indeed become a "must-have" item for tech enthusiasts everywhere. And, of course, the more people buy this iPad, the more opportunities to monetize it will arise.

Sources: Bloomberg, Paid Content



Maria Conde


2010-05-07 19:13

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