As expected, the new iPad launched today in 12 additional countries beginning at 8 a.m. local time. In addition, delivery times for Apple’s newest tablet in the U.S. have improved, more than a month after it debuted here, according to The Next Web.
The new iPad is now available in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, South Korea, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
On Friday, April 27, the new iPad debuts in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa, and Thailand.
By the end of April, the new iPad will be available in 57 countries.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., customers can expect to receive their new iPads in 5-7 business days when ordered on the Apple website. Previously, there was a 1-2 week delay.
First launched in the U.S. and other countries in March, Apple’s third generation tablet include a new Retina display, a new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video.
The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399.
Note: 4G/LTE is supported only on AT&T and Verizon networks in the U.S. and on Bell, Rogers and Telus networks in Canada. Data plans sold separately.