Apple has confirmed the launch dates and prices for the iPad tablet computer in nine other countries. The device will now go on sale in Autralia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom on 28 May 2010. The cheapest model in the UK will cost about £70 – £80 (including tax) more than an equivalent model in the United States, at £429 while the most expensive, 64 GB model, will cost £699.
Comparison of iPad Prices
|Model||Australia||United Kingdom||United States|
|16GB, wifi only||AU$562||£429||US$499|
|32GB, wifi only||AU$674||£499||US$599|
|64GB, wifi only||AU$787||£599||US$699|
Interested users in the nine countries above can pre-order the device from Monday, 10 May. However, fans in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore will have to wait until July for official imports to start.