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Third iPad launches in 25 new countries today

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Third iPad launches in 25 new countries today
The iPad is a huge success not just because it’s an excellent product with industry leading design, but also to a large part because it’s a well-oiled machine. Apple manages to release it quickly after the official announcement and bring it to an amazing number of countries almost equally as fast as it does for the US. 

This careful attention to developing markets is what we see clearly in the quarterly financial reports where sales continue surging. And the new iPad is no exception to Apple’s rule of quick and widespread distribution. Today it arrives in 25 additional countries. Here’s the full list:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

The pricing differs across those countries as taxes also vary. Prices range from some $605 (455 euro) in Luxemberg, through $635 (479 euro) for the most basic third iPad in Spain, to the whopping nearly $655 (3,790 kroner). That’s a $105 to $155 more for the basic 16 gig Wi-Fi-only version than what you pay stateside, not counting state taxes though.

Is your country in this list? Are you getting one? Sound off in the comments below.

source: Apple

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posted on 23 Mar 2012, 09:28 3

1. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


here comes the hater coments!

cmon fandroids.. if u dislike apple so much, stop reading their articles. as simple as that

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 09:29 1

2. iWallE (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


The price in Bulgaria equals $642,52 according to the daily exchange rate of the Bulgarian National Bank. That is a bit steep, considering it's a bit more than the average monthly wage, so I guess it won't sell like hot cakes here. It's a bit unfair that almost all consumer electronics tends to be at least 20-30% more expensive in Bulgaria (and most of Europe for that matter) than in the US.
I'll probably rush to the nearest store this evening though, as I'm really curious to check how the new display looks. As for getting one.. I'm still pondering over the "life-defining" question: iPad or an Android tablet. And the more practical question of whether I actually need a tablet at all.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 09:48 1

3. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


lucky i ordered it from US i think its gonna take months to get released in india!!

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 14:46

4. PhoneCritic (Posts: 375; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


One thing about Apple that I greatly admire and hope other manufactures would emulate is the quick release from annocment date. Apple really has this patted down.
Most other manufactures will annouce at trade shows and such but the release date will be 4 to 5 months out which by that time their tech has been eclispe. Kudos to Apple for this.
Samsung wake up The 11.6 new TAB was mentioned a while ago and we have heared nothing since( May be to busy making money on the componets they are manufacturing for Apple what a hate love relationship).

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