by Joe White
September 16, 2010
Five Latin American countries and China are set to get Apple's "magical and revolutionary" iPad tomorrow, following an announcement made by Apple today (Google Translate). Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru will be getting both the Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi + 3G versions of the iPad, while China is not yet set to receive the 3G-enabled version of Apple's device. The online Chinese Apple Store is still listing the iPad 3G as "coming soon," though we're not exactly sure when that will be. iPad production seems to have increased over the past month, with the device's shipping time gradually decreasing until it reached "within twenty-four hours." This was unexpected following LG's confirmation that they had been unable to meet the demand for iPad LCD displays. Thankfully, it now seems as though demand can be met. Hopefully, there won't be too many disappointed Apple fans tomorrow. According to a report by TUAW, a number of iPads have been sold by Micro Center, and they are set to retail at Target and Walmart ahead of the Christmas season. Many expect the iPad to be this year's "number one Christmas gift." With the device's availability in a further six countries, this prediction is becoming all the more likely. In other news, according to China Real Time, carrier China Unicom is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 4. Many had expected the device to launch in China today.