Apple has announced that the iPad will be available in nine more countries this Friday, 23 July. That means that anyone in New Zealand who hasn’t had one shipped over from Australia will finally be able to purchase the magical device.
Also on the list are Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands and Singapore. Customers in these countries will be able to buy any of the six iPad models via Apple’s retail stores or Apple Authorized Resellers.
These nine join existing countries Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US, bringing the total availability to nineteen countries. Apple says more countries will be announced as they are added later in the year.
The popularity of the iPad has made the device difficult to get a hold of in some countries, such as the US and the UK, where the online Apple Store is currently quoting between seven and ten business days just to ship the tablet.
Our Kiwi neighbours can expect prices from NZ$799 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model to NZ$1349 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G. Full pricing details can be found on the Apple New Zealand website. Other countries’ pricing is available from their local Apple websites.