The information is official, coming from a press release from Cupertino.
Mashable are reporting the Apple iPad will launch in 9 new countries on May 28th. Those countries include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. The wait is a little longer if you live in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore, you’ll get your turn at the iPad in July.
If you take a look at Apple.com.au it still says ‘coming late May’ so Mashable must have a good source.
Local pricing remains unknown.
Pricing & Availability
iPad is available in Australia for a recommended retail price of AUS$629 for 16GB, AUS$759 for 32GB, AUS$879 for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and AUS$799 for 16GB, AUS$928 for 32GB and AUS$1049 for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models. iPad will be sold through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers.
An interesting piece of information available in the press release is that the iBooks™ app for iPad including Apple’s iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store on 28 May.
If the success in the US is anything to go by, the 1 million sold so far will quickly turn into 3-5 million.