Right on cue, as the new day arrived for our friends in the east, the iPad 2 went on sale. Apple has planned since the iPad 2′s introduction, for the device to go on sale internationally on March 25th. Sales began online at 1AM local time, and 5PM local time in Apple’s brick-and-mortar retail stores.
Even with Apple’s separate distribution lines for different geographical regions, the iPad 2 has a 3-4 week shipping window, which is up from the 2-3 week shipping period reported this morning. So, even if your a customer in Australia, you’ve got another few weeks of waiting.
Today’s launch came to 25 countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
The iPad two is slated for release in other countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore at an undisclosed date.