Apple's iPad 2 to hit 25 new markets this week


22 Mar 2011
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Apple Inc said it would roll out its newest iPad to 25 more markets this week, including France and the United Kingdom , but did not provide any hard figures for sales so far in the United States.

Thousands of eager customers lined up for the iPad 2 when it went on sale March 11 in the United States at Apple stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless outlets, as well as Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy stores.

While Apple has yet to release its highly-anticipated sales figures, Chief Executive Steve Jobs made clear in a statement on Tuesday that the thinner, faster iPad has been heavily in demand.

"We're experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can't wait to get their hands on it," he said. "We appreciate everyone's patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone."

The first iPad -- which went on sale a year ago -- sold 300,000 units on the first day, 500,000 in the first week, and crossed the 1 million unit mark in 28 days.

Apple plans to roll out the new iPad on Friday to countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, and Spain.

It also said that all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.
where the sorce dude? :thinking:
It also said that all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.
Bapun Raz said:
where the sorce dude? :thinking:

Apple's new iPad went on sale in 25 countries internationally, but the United States is still the cheapest place to buy the latest version of the tablet computer.

Prices in the United States, where the iPad 2 has been on sale since March 11, start at $499 for the most basic model -- with 16 gigabytes of storage and Wi-Fi only connectivity -- while the same model in Denmark costs the equivalent of $702.

Customers lined up in their hundreds outside Apple stores in Europe and Asia, many waiting overnight or longer, to get their hands on an iPad 2 amid fears of shortages.

In Hong Kong, where the iPad 2 will not officially go on sale until next month, enterprising Chinese businessmen were already selling devices bought in the United States for up to HK$ 15,000 ($1,900).

In the United States, sales tax varies from state to state between zero and 13.725 percent, giving a maximum price to the consumer of $567 and an average of $547.

In the euro zone, the basic iPad 2 is selling at 479 euros ($678) in most countries, although it is slightly more expensive in France and cheaper in Luxembourg.

Unusually, it is cheaper in Britain than in continental Europe, selling for 399 pounds ($642).
Apple launches the world's thinnest tablet

Apple has launched the thinnest iPad tablet ever. The iPad 2 tablet is 8.8 mm thick with the e weight of the 613gram.The iPad 2 is lighter and thinner than its predecessor. The thin size and the light weight make the product more comfortable and easy to carry.

It runs on Apple iOS4 operating system. iPad 2 has a 9.7 inch IPS display with a resolution 1024x768. It comes with black and white models. The models are available with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity in 16GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions.


Most of the features of the new iPad 2 are same as the original one. It has single button front fascia and a metal rear. Speaker grille is larger than the original one but the sound quality is same. iPad 2 comes with two cameras, one on the front and the other one is rear facing. The camera can records HD video and also can take still photographs.

The product gives 10 hours of battery life and depending on the apps the users use it may extend till 11 hours.
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