The iPad Count Down is on!

Posted on May 17th 2010

Apple announced last week that the highly anticipated iPad™ will be available in Australia on Friday 28th of May.

Australia will be sharing this release date with eight other countries including, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

With the official countdown on until its release, I decided it was time to give you the low down on the infamous iPad. 

Apple’s latest gadget is said to be a “magical device which defines the future of mobile media and computing devices.” Weighing in at just 680 gms, this little device sure is creating a lot of commotion. Some of its features include, internet browsing, email functions, photo sharing, HD video, music, games and ebooks and much, much more. 

The iPad’s Multi-touch user interface has been considered revolutionary, and with up to 10 hours of battery life, we have to ask ourselves, what more could you possibly want?

More apps you say? Not a problem, along with the iPad, Apple is launching over 5,000 new app’s specially designed for the iPad. The App Store on the iPad is additionally, more user friendly letting you wirelessly browse, buy and download all the latest app’s.

According to a press release issued by Apple on the 8th of May, the iPad’s recommended retail price in Australia starts from $629 for the 16 GB and varies up to $1049 for the 64GB. The iPad will initially only be available through the Apple Store Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

Want to be one of the first people in Australia to get your hands on the iPad? No problem. Pre orders for all models of the iPad can be made via the Apple Store.

Apple has future plans to release the iPad in an additional nine countries; Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore sometime in July.



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