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Apple announces to launch iPad in New Zealand on Friday

07-20-2010 14:54 BJT

WELLINGTON, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The Apple iPad will finally reach New Zealand on Friday, the company announced on Tuesday.

The iPad tablet, billed as a "magical and revolutionary product ", launched in the United States on April 3 but demand caused delivery delays to the international market.

It went on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and Britain on May 28.

Along with New Zealand, the iPad would go on sale in Austria, Belgium, China's Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands and Singapore on July 23.

The Wi-Fi-only models would have a recommended retail price of 799 NZ dollars (568 U.S. dollars) for 16GB, 979 NZ dollars for 32GB and 1,149 NZ dollars for 64GB, and the Wi-Fi + 3G models at 999 NZ dollars for 16GB, 1,179 NZ dollars for 32GB and 1349 NZ dollars for 64GB.

Users could browse the web, read and send email, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games and read ebooks.

The tablet was thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook, Apple said.

More than 1 million Wi-Fi iPads had been sold in the US, before the Wi-Fi + 3G version was launched, Apple said.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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