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New iPad rolls out to 21 more countries

April 16, 2012|By Michelle Maltais

By the end of April, the new iPad will be in 21 more countries, according to Apple. And billboards across America have finally shifted from touting iPad 2 to the new iPad just in time for the roll out -- everywhere else.

Starting Friday, consumers in 12 countries including South Korea will be able to purchase the third-generation tablet. The other 11 are Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St. Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

A week later, that Retina display goes to Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

Prices for the Wi-Fi model in either black or white start at $499 for 16 gigabytes and go up to $699 for 64 gigabytes. The 4G models start at $629 for 16 gigabytes and go up to $829 for 64 gigabytes.

Until recently, some folks across America remarked about prominent billboards and in-store displays promoting the iPad 2 instead of the new device. Several weeks after its March 16 debut here, the new iPad finally has its billboards and bus placards.

Despite the outdoor advertising delay, sales certainly haven't been hurt any.

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