What was a throw away line in the US announcement has its very own Australian press release: Apple's iPad is coming to Australia in late April. Not only that, but we're also getting the 3G version then too!
Naturally, there's no clarification as to which networks will be carrying the 3G version, or even selling the Micro SIM the iPad requires, although I'm sure that each of the Telcos will be shouting it out as soon as they can.
There's no pricing info yet either. No doubt they're hanging out until the last minute to keep the hype cycle going...
iPad Available in Australia in late April
SYDNEY, Australia - 6 March 2010 - Apple today announced all models (both Wi-Fi and 3G) of its magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in Australia in late April.
“iPad is something completely new,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”
iPad lets users browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more. iPad is just 1.27 centimetres thick and weighs just 680 grams - thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers battery life of up to 10 hours.*
iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface makes surfing the web an entirely new experience, dramatically more interactive and intimate than on a computer. You can read and send email on iPad’s large screen and almost full-size “soft” keyboard or import photos from a Mac®, PC or digital camera, see them organised as albums, and enjoy and share them using iPad’s elegant slideshows. iPad makes it easy to watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, all in HD, or flip through the pages of an ebook while listening to your music collection.
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 150,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®. Developers are already creating exciting new apps designed for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch interface, large screen and high-quality graphics.
The iTunes® Store gives iPad users access to the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store. All the apps and content you download on iPad from the App Store, and iTunes Store will be automatically synced to your iTunes library the next time you connect with your computer.
Pricing & Availability iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in Australia in late April. Pricing will be announced at the time of availability.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.