Apple have finally announced the dates for the launch of the iPad around the world. Thailand is sadly not on the list yet, but I think it is more Apple’s loss rather than ours. We, of course, already have iPads available from the grey market in shopping malls in Bangkok such as MBK and Fortune Tower. The prices are naturally high and probably won’t come down until we have an official release. However, some of the cheap imitations coming out of China might arrive here first. I like the idea of owning an Apple iPad, but I have an open mind about buying any touchscreen tablet that gives me more options.
Here are the dates released so far:
May 28: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
July: Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore.
UPDATE: It has been announced that the iPad will be officially sold in Thailand through the iStudio shops only. At the moment it looks like they will be released end of July/early August.