Now that iPad 2 supplies are finally easing up and the tablet is continuing its dominance around the world, the floodgates are finally set to open on Friday, May 27, with Apple’s slab of glass and silicon landing in a record number of new countries.
They may be waiting until the last minute, but AT&T finally announced on Thursday that their “retail and business channels” will also be carrying the iPad 2 at 5pm local time on Friday, March 11. Meanwhile, Apple.com will start accepting preorders in the wee hours of Friday morning.
You’d think that the iPad would be old news by now after being released in the U.S. back in April, but don’t tell that to the buyers waiting in long lines in nine countries where it went on sale for the first time Friday -- for them, it’s launch day!
Before Apple’s iPhone 4 nightmare, there was the controversy-free iPad, which is at last rolling out to nine more countries this Friday, July 23. That should come as good news both to would-be customers in those countries, as well as the rest of us weary of hearing about the iPhone 4’s so-called “issues.”