Apple Annouces International iPad Release Date and Prices

Apple Today, Apple announced that the iPad will be available in nine more countries on Friday, May 28th. These countries include; Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Customers in these nine countries can begin pre-ordering the iPad on Monday, May 10th via Apple’s online store.

Apple’s press release also states that the iPad will be available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore sometime in July. Check out Apple’s full press release below for more info.

Below is the International Price List for all versions of the iPad.

International Price List:

Australia:
iPad is available in Australia for a recommended retail price of:

16GB WiFi – AUS$629 (inc GST)
32GB WiFi – AUS$759 (inc GST)
64GB WiFi – AUS$879 (inc GST)
16GB WiFi + 3G – AUS$799 (inc GST)
32GB WiFi + 3G – AUS$928 (inc GST)
64GB WiFi + 3G – AUS$1,049 (inc GST)

Canada:
iPad is available in Canada for a suggested retail price of:

16GB WiFi – $549 (CAN)
32GB WiFi – $649 (CAN)
64GB WiFi – $749 (CAN)
16GB WiFi + 3G – $679 (CAN)
32GB WiFi + 3G – $779 (CAN)
64GB WiFi + 3G – $879 (CAN)

France and Italy:
iPad is available in France and Italy for a suggested retail price of:

16GB WiFi – €499
32GB WiFi – €599
64GB WiFi – €699
16GB WiFi + 3G – €599
32GB WiFi + 3G – €699
64GB WiFi + 3G – €799

Germany:
iPad is available in Germany for a suggested retail price of:

16GB WiFi – €514
32GB WiFi – €614
64GB WiFi – €714
16GB WiFi + 3G – €614
32GB WiFi + 3G – €714
64GB WiFi + 3G – €814

Spain:
iPad is available in Spain for a suggested retail price of:

16GB WiFi – €479
32GB WiFi – €579
64GB WiFi – €679
16GB WiFi + 3G – €579
32GB WiFi + 3G – €679
64GB WiFi + 3G – €779

United Kingdom:
iPad is available in the UK for a suggested retail price of:

16GB WiFi – £429 (inc. VAT)
32GB WiFi – £499 (inc. VAT)
64GB WiFi – £599 (inc. VAT)
16GB WiFi + 3G – £529 (inc. VAT)
32GB WiFi + 3G – £599 (inc. VAT)
64GB WiFi + 3G – £699 (inc. VAT)

Apple’s Press Release:

CUPERTINO, California—May 7, 2010—Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Friday, May 28. Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple’s online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10. In the US, Apple has already sold over one million iPads and customers have downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store, as well as over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.

iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.*

The App Store on iPad lets you wirelessly browse, buy and download new apps from the world’s largest app store. iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for iPad and will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®. Developers have created more than 5,000 exciting new apps designed for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch interface, large screen and high-quality graphics.

Pricing & Availability
Apple plans to release iPad in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July. Apple will announce availability, local pricing and pre-order plans for these nine additional countries at a later date.

*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II, then reinvented the personal computer with the Macintosh. Apple continues to lead the industry with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife, iWork and professional applications. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

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