Apple has been having a bear of time keeping up with demand for its iPad 2, which continues to be a hot commodity in the U.S. New iPad 2 orders on Apple's website will take 1-2 weeks to ship, and supply is low pretty much across the board. It's been reported that manufacturing problems unrelated to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan are at least partially to blame for the depleted stock. Be that as it may, Apple is forging ahead with its international release, launching the iPad 2 in a dozen more territories.
The iPad 2 is arriving today in Japan, and Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, and UAE on Friday, April 29. Pricing will be the same overseas as it is in the U.S., meaning the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Wi-Fi models will sell for $499, $599, and $699 respectively, with the 3G versions going for $629 (16GB), $729 (32GB), and $829 (64GB), all of which will be adjusted for local currency.
Apple launched the iPad 2 in the U.S. on March 1 and has been slowing releasing it in other countries ever since.
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