Apple iPad 2 international launch delayed by half a day
Apple’s initial plan was to have new tablet in stores early in the morning across the new 25 markets, but that won’t happen.
The company has issued a press release saying the iPad 2 will be available in retail stores starting 5 PM local time. However, online orders will go live earlier (via Apple Store), starting 1 AM local time.
According to T3, the half a day delay is the result of an error in Apple’s supply chain.
The 25 countries that will get the iPad 2 on March 25 are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and Ireland.
Prices – in Europe – start at €479 (16GB iPad 2, Wi-Fi only) and go up to €799 (64GB iPad 2, Wi-Fi + 3G).
In April, the new Apple tablet will be available in more markets, including Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong.