Buying Ipad in the US

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  1. koden

    koden iPF Noob

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    I'm going to the US in a about 2 weeks.
    Will it be possible to by a ipad 2 or is there more than 2 weeks waiting time for a ipad 2?
     
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    DontUnderstandMyIpad iPad Guru

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    If you buy one in Store, the maximum waiting time will be a few hours. But if you plan on ordering online, it will most likely take longer than 2 weeks.
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    Depending upon where you're coming from and what model you intend to purchase be careful if you get a 3G model. In the US, as I'm sure you know, there are two models - Verizon, which is CDMA - and AT&T, which is GSM. Only the AT&T model works outside the US, CDMA is not supported anywhere else that I know of, not even Canada. Also, even the GSM models need to be initialised (i.e. data plan started up) in the US. If you don't do that you'll be unable to use it outside the US. If it's been initialised in the US the microSIMs from other countries will work just fine in it subsequently.

    I'm not an expert on the warranty implications - there have been some contradictory posts on the Forum recently as to whether US iPads are covered under warranty outside the US - perhaps someone has a link to the relevant Apple URL?

    Also, when calculating whether to purchase an iPad in the US please be sure to take into account any taxes or other import duties that you will be required to pay when returning to your country of origin. Many posters see the 'sticker' price of the iPad in the US and forget about the tax implications.

    Tim
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    SweetPoison iPad Legend

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    This was very informative Tim. Went into my notes.:D You are so smart, my friend!
     

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