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Apple confirms iPad 2 launch for 25 countries this Friday

Amid widespread shortages of the device in the U.S., Apple has confirmed that it plans to launch the iPad 2 in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. According to the company, the iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and through the online Apple Store beginning at 1 a.m, in the following countries: 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. Pricing is listed in the release in US dollars. In addition to announcing the first international rollout details, Apple also announced that the iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and additional countries in April, and in “many more” countries in the coming months.

“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.”

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This isn’t going to end well . . .

Posted by Andy in London, UK on March 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM (CDT)


Now people the world over will have the joy of endless lines and no stock.

Posted by Dick Bacon on March 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM (CDT)


Releasing the iPad2 on Friday 25th is great, I would really love to get one. But why havent Apple released how much they are going to be yet? Surely they must know the pricing plans by now? Is it because they are worried that it will be cheaper to buy one from the US and pay the import taxes….just like it is now with the Ipad1G ?!?

Posted by Chris Prosser on March 22, 2011 at 3:13 PM (CDT)


I really want an iPad 2. I would love to think they’ll actually be available here in Ireland on Friday without lines. I doubt it though. That’s not the big issue though. The 3DS is also on Friday and I’m getting enough grief about that already, there’s no way I could make up a justification for the iPad cost too. An investment? Securing our future? Loyal companion? It’s a tough sell.

Posted by BeefJerky on March 22, 2011 at 5:31 PM (CDT)


I’m assuming those times of 5pm at retail stores and 1am on Apple’s online stores are for each respective country? So it’ll be released at 1am on Apple’s online store in Australia (AEDST)?

Posted by Michael W on March 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM (CDT)

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