Early this morning, Apple decided to cut out some of the guess work for international iPad hopefuls. The company reaffirmed that in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK you will be able to pre-order your iPad on May 10th, and on May 28th you will have your iPad in-hand.
In the UK, iPad pricing with VAT is: £429 for 16GB, £499 for 32GB, £599 for 64GB for Wi-Fi models; £529 for 16GB, £599 for 32GB and £699 for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models. In Canada pricing is $50 more than U.S. pricing (CAD). In Australia, iPad pricing including GST is: AUS$629 for 16GB, AUS$759 for 32GB, AUS$879 for 64GB for Wi-Fi models; AUS$799 for 16GB, AUS$928 for 32GB and AUS$1049 for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G.
According to MacStories, European prices will range from 499€-799€.
Future iPad customers in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore will have to wait until July. Apple will announce availability, local pricing, and pre-order plans for these nine additional countries at a later date.
The long delay between U.S. and international iPad launches is entirely thanks to an unexpectedly high demand. Apple was forced to push back the worldwide launch date in mid-April because they needed to replenish supplies before opening up the flood gates once again. But your day is nearing, so just hang in there.