Apple is launching its third-generation iPad in nine more countries today, including Colombia, India, Israel, South Africa, and Thailand.
Last week, Friday, April 20, Apple launched the new iPad in South Korea, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Beginning today, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.
Apple’s new tablet features a crisp Retina display, the new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics capable of 1080p HD video, and a 10-hour battery life.
The new iPad is priced identically to its predecessors on launch.
“The new iPad redefines the category Apple created less than two years ago, delivering the most amazing experience people have ever had with technology,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said on launch day.
“The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and unbelievable detail in photos and videos.”
The tablet ships with iOS 5.1, “the latest update to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” according to Apple.
The software combines a redesigned Camera app with video stabilization technology, a new option to delete photos from Photo Stream, support for dictation in English, French, German and Japanese, Personal Hotspot, full iCloud integration and more.
The iPad runs almost all of the over 600,000 apps available on the App Store. Of those, over 200,000 are all native iPad apps in a wide range of categories, including books, games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.
Customers can access the iTunes Store right from their iPad and download their favorite music, TV shows and movies from a catalog of over 20 million songs, over 90,000 TV episodes and over 15,000 movies.