Apple is low on iPad 2s in the US but that doesn’t mean they will postpone the worldwide launch scheduled for this Friday. In a press release, Apple confirmed today that they will indeed make the iPad 2 available in 25 more countries, at 5pm local time in store, with orders starting online at 1am local time:
iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in 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 on March 25 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April, and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.
Additionally, the press release notes that the iPad 2 will also be availble in Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore in April