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More countries get the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro soon

March 29, 2016

Preorders for the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro began last week, on March 24 for the first wave of launch countries and territories. The devices will be in stores and shipping on Thursday, March 31. The second wave of the launch, which Apple announced would be “early April,” now has a more definitive timeframe. As reported by iPhoneabonnementen (via AppleInsider), the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will launch Monday, April 4, with the iPhone SE arriving the next day, April 5.

As a recap, the first wave of countries and territories getting the iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro includes Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States Virgin Islands and the U.S. The second wave of territories, getting the new devices on April 4 and April 5, include the following nations:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates


Within the U.S., the iPhone SE starts at $399, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is priced from $599 and up. In Europe, the new handset is priced starting at 489 euros for a 16GB iPhone SE. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro starts at 695 euros for the 32GB model.

It’s good to see the second wave of the launch coming so hot on the heels of the first. I hope it means that Apple has an improved supply chain to meet demand, rather than there being little demand to begin with.