Apple iPad 2 international launch delayed by half a day

March 25 (this Friday) is the day when Apple will launch its iPad 2 in no less than 25 countries around the world – following the March 11 launch in the US.

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.

Author: Florin

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