March 15, 2012 Leave a comment
Apple has announced that the new iPad will be available from 8am on Friday, 16 March.
The iPad will go on sale from 8am local time in various regions including the UK, France, Hong Kong and the US, meaning UK buyers get a chance to own the device several hours before their American cousins, but hours behind those lucky Australians.
The first batch of online orders are still due to arrive by 16 March, the same day as the iPads go on sale in store. However, by 9 March, only two days after the tablet went up on the Apple site for pre-orders, Apple had pushed back the shipping date to 19 March.
From 23 March, the new iPad will be available in a whole range of other countries, including Ireland, Italy, Mexico and New Zealand.
The full list of countries where the iPad is available at 8am Friday:
- Hong Kong
- Puerto Rico
- US Virgin Islands