The folk from Japan will be very happy about this, not only have they had to suffer the devasting earthquake and tsunami on March 11 but Apple also decided to delay the launch of the iPad 2 from the original date set of March 25.
Finally, Japanese customers who want to get their hands on the gorgeous iPad 2 can do so at Apple stores and other retail outlets, starting at 9 a.m. local time tomorrow. I wonder if queues are forming already? Send in shots if you’re in the location please.
Incidentally, the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in China beginning Friday, May 6.
Pricing & Availability
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in Japan on April 28 and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE on April 29 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for 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 with Wi-Fi will be available in China on May 6, and further international availability 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).