Apple Announces International iPad 2 Launches [Official Release]

Apple Announces International iPad 2 Launches [Official Release]

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Apple today announced that iPad 2, the second-generation of its third post-PC device, will go on sale in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store (www.apple.com) beginning at 1 a.m. Apple today also announced that all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.

"While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we've changed the game again with iPad 2," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We're experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can't wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone's patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone."

iPad 2 features an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same stunning 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. iPad 2 features Apple's new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time. Though it is thinner, lighter, faster and packed with new features, iPad 2 still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life* that users have come to expect.

Pricing & Availability
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April, and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.

iMovie and GarageBand for iPad apps are available for $4.99 (US) each from the App Store on iPad or www.itunes.com/appstore. The Smart Cover is available in a range of colors in vibrant polyurethane for $39 (US) or rich leather for $69 (US).


Apple Announces International iPad 2 Launches [Official Release]

Daniel - March 22, 2011 at 5:49pm
Again, It is surprizing and ridiculous how Apple absolutely neglects its offer to Brazil. Brazil is unquestionably a far lager and more profitable market than at least half of those listed in its release. Brazil isn´t even listed... So... why is that? Actually, one reason I can think of is that the iPad is probably dependent on the Telecomunications Agency approval for release... Others are: Incompetence, prejudice, and others along this line...
who cares - March 23, 2011 at 3:25am
who cares about brazil? nobody!
turim - March 23, 2011 at 4:40am
Actually, I think Apple can´t produce enough iDevices to fully supply Brazil, and then chooses to release it in other (smaller) countries first. I think it´s just strategy, but none the less bad for you. Myself, I´m in Norway, so I´m picking one up on Friday. Hope you get one soon!
hmm - March 22, 2011 at 4:23pm
factory unlocked?
john - March 23, 2011 at 3:26am
in australia they are always unlocked :) dunno about where you are.
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