Apple has today announced via a press release that the iPad will go on sale on May 28th in nine more countries â€“ Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Appleâ€™s online store in all nine countries from Monday May 10th.
According to the press release, the iPad will start to roll out to even more countries in the summer, going on sale in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July (date not yet known). Apple says that it will announce availability, local pricing and pre-order plans for these additional nine countries at a later date.
The Apple UK store has already been updated to reflect this morningâ€™s announcement, although would-be customers will have to wait until this coming Monday May 10th to actually pre-order their iPad, of course.