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Apple iPad Launched Today in Australia

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The launched of Apple iPad here in Sydney dominates this morning television news headlines. Hundreds of iPad ethusiasts queues at Apple’s George Street Store waiting to get hold of this well-publicized new piece of technology. In fact, they had started queing up as early as 2 a.m. yesterday with some fanboys joined by their personal bodyguards.

“In the US, Apple has already sold over one million iPads and customers have downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store, as well as over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore.
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad is 13.4 mm thin and weighs just 680 gms—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.
The App Store on iPad lets you wirelessly browse, buy and download new apps from the world’s largest app store. iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for iPad and will run almost all of the more than 200,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®. Developers have created more than 5,000 exciting new apps designed for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch interface, large screen and high-quality graphics.” (Apple Store’s Press Release dated 8 May 2010).
How much will an iPad costs? 
iPad is available in Australia for a recommended retail price of AUS$629 inc GST for 16GB, AUS$759 inc GST for 32GB, AUS$879 inc GST for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and AUS$799 inc GST for 16GB, AUS$928 inc GST for 32GB and AUS$1049 inc GST for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models. Click here to buy online or join the long queue at Apple Stores.
You can also buy at Amazon.com if the Sydney Stores are running out of stock.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
  iPad – to buy or not to buy? Reviews:

  1. You can finally buy an iPad in Australia. But are they any good? Read this article with a video at the Sydney Morning Herald website.
  2. You can also read a great article with a more detailed review and a photo gallery of iPad (almost piece by piece) by visiting this site.
  3. Or simply watch this video:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIbCF-rxTu8]

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