Relax Apple fanboys of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, your iPad will be available in stores May 28. Apple, as previously announced, will take pre-orders starting May 10. The next countries on deck, for a July release, is Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore. Local pricing will be disclosed at a later date.
The international release of the iPad has been delayed due to heavy domestic demand, according to Apple. Latest stats: over one million sold, 12 million apps downloaded, and more than 1.5 million ebooks sold. I can’t imagine Steve is thrilled about the delays (though he has piles of fresh iPad cash for comfort)— less than one month ago (at the iPhone OS 4.0 reveal) he was adamant that the international launch would be in April.
In the UK, the iPad will cost from 429 to 699 pounds (with 699 representing the 64GB 3G model). According to MacStories the iPad prices for the rest of Europe will be 499 to 799 euros.