iPad to hit Europe on 28th May

Prices start at 429 for 16GB version.

Apple has announced a new release date for the UK launch of the iPad.

The new device will now hit British shops on Friday 28th May. It will launch in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland on the same day.

Apple's online store will begin taking pre-orders on Monday 10th May. The 16GB iPad will carry a suggested retail price of 429, while the 32GB version will cost 499 and the 64GB is 599. The 3G-enabled models will be priced at 529 for 16GB, 599 for 32GB and 699 for 64GB.

The European launch of the iPad was previously delayed due to huge demand in the US, where more than 1 million iPads have already been sold.

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