New iPad Coming to 30 Additional Countries Including Brazil on May 11 and 12

As revealed by Apple's iPad selection page for Latin America, the new iPad will be launching in 13 new countries in that region this Friday, May 11. The most significant new addition is Brazil, where Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn has been ramping up production on iPhone and iPad production.

A further examination of Apple's country-specific store pages reveals that this weekend's iPad launch will actually include a total of 30 countries. The majority of those countries will see the new iPad launch on Friday, May 11, but seven countries in the Middle East will debut the new iPad on Saturday, May 12. The full list of launch countries includes:

May 11: Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Morocco, Peru, Taiwan, Tunisia, Vietnam

May 12: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

The new iPad appears to still be awaiting certification before it can be sold in China, Honduras, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and the Philippines, and Apple is now promoting lower pricing on the iPad 2 in those countries as it awaits final approvals for the new device.

Apple also quietly launched the new iPad in Turkey this past Saturday, May 5, and following this weekend's launches the new iPad will be available in close to 90 countries around the world.

Related Roundup: iPad
Buyer's Guide: iPad (Buy Now)

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
109 months ago
Oh joy. More yellow screens for people to return.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
109 months ago

This is great news, the iPad is such a fantastic educational tool.

This is great news, the iPad is such a fantastic profit-generation tool.

Ca-Ching! Dividends from Apple starting soon. :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
109 months ago

This is great news, the iPad is such a fantastic profit-generation tool.

Ca-Ching! Dividends from Apple starting soon. :)


Yeah -- they need to get that approval for China ASAP. I want to see a landslide of iPad sales in China for Apple's fiscal Q3.

Those stupid NPD surveys to determine smartphone purchase market share seemed to have beat up the stock in the last two weeks (that and Phil Schiller cashing in his vested options because he has tons more on the way). Oddly those NPD reports look grossly wrong since the carriers are reporting actual sales that are very very different.

It seems to me that the only thing that boosts AAPL stock is consistently showing profit growth, revenue growth and market share growth and shoving more money in the bank. All the "speculation" on Apple is that the company is destined to fall as fast they rose from the ashes. All this despite the fact that they have literally made their fortunes the old fashioned way:

1) Building great product
2) Selling great product
3) Solidifying your supply channels
4) Solidifying your distribution channels
5) Putting enough money in the bank so you can leverage it to work for you and further invest in your business

There is nothing unstable about AAPL except for the incredibly rock-bottom P/E ratio. The speculation on Amazon/AMZN on the other hand is literally "through the roof".

----------

Woohoo! Finally coming to Chile :D

Although, sadly enough, I don't have the money to buy one :/


Trying pitching it on Kickstarter. Ask folks to invest in your usage of iPad to generally improve the overall world economy. Make a video saying that your business plan is to collect money, buy an iPad, and then use it daily to help generate web-based ad revenue. Maybe some online advertisers will invest in your Kickstarter project. :D :D :D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
109 months ago
Could we also expect additional SIRI Dictation languages to be added around those launch dates?
Perhaps Spanish?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
109 months ago

This is great news, the iPad is such a fantastic educational tool.


Yeah, I'm sure that every kid in Cambodia (850 USD gross national income per capita) is gonna stand in line to get one. For 80% of the worlds population they cannot be considered "great educational tools". Can you imagine the waste and dangerous chemicals needed to produce billions of iPads (if they are so great than surely it should be a "human right" to have an iPad), that are rendered obsolete after a couple of years?

Compared to books: fully recyclable, easy to print locally, no need for electricity to use. Little danger of theft. No rare or toxic chemicals needed to produce (which ironically come from the poorest countries!)

Hey, I love my macbook and it's a great tool for engineering work, but we should not place some misguided faith in that flashy graphics and moving pictures on a screen are somehow going to elevate the world's population to geniuses.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
109 months ago
Brazil Finally!! :)

About time!

If only the price wasn't twice as much here, I'd buy one… :(
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas

Sunday September 20, 2020 8:43 pm PDT by
Updated on September 22nd with hands on video. In iOS 14, Apple introduced ‌the concept of Home Screen‌ widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Despite the relative lack of...

iPhone 12 Lineup Rumored to Be Named 'iPhone 12 mini,' 'iPhone 12,' 'iPhone 12 Pro,' and 'iPhone 12 Pro Max'

Monday September 21, 2020 5:24 am PDT by
Leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today shared the alleged naming for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup on Twitter. The tweet proposes that the upcoming iPhone 12 models will be titled "iPhone 12 mini," "iPhone 12," "iPhone 12 Pro," and "iPhone 12 Pro Max." The names likely correspond to the three expected sizes of iPhone 12, with the 5.4-inch model being the iPhone 12 mini, the 6.7-inch model ...

PSA: New Apple Watch Owners Have to Return Entire Device for Ill-Fitting Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop

Monday September 21, 2020 3:26 pm PDT by
With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple introduced two new band options, the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop. These new bands are unique because they have no clasps, buckles, or other fasteners, and instead use a stretch design to allow them to pull onto the wrist over the hand. Because these bands are not adjustable, Apple sells each one in nine different sizes to make sure each person...

Hands-On With iOS 14 Widgets, Custom Icons, and Home Screen Setup

Tuesday September 22, 2020 3:25 pm PDT by
Apple with iOS 14 introduced widgets on the Home Screen, leading to unprecedented levels of customization for the iPhone. Combined with Shortcuts that let you change an app's icon, iOS 14 lets you create a whole new look for your Home Screen. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We've been following along with some of the creative alternative Home Screen designs that M...

Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 With New Shazam Control Center Options

Monday September 21, 2020 10:34 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to its public beta testing group, a few days after seeding the first betas to developers and a little less than a week after releasing the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS and iPadOS‌ 14.2 updates over the air after ...

Microsoft Announces Outlook for Mac Redesign, Improvements to iOS and watchOS Apps

Tuesday September 22, 2020 8:56 am PDT by
Microsoft has today announced plans to bring a new design to its Outlook for Mac app along with several other improvements and features for Outlook on iOS and watchOS. In preparation for the public release of macOS Big Sur, Microsoft has been testing a new design for Outlook on Mac. The design includes Microsoft's Fluent icons and several design cues from Big Sur such as rounded corners....

Kuo: Apple to Accelerate Adoption of Mini-LED Displays in iPad and Mac Notebook Lineups

Sunday September 20, 2020 10:00 pm PDT by
Increased competition among Apple's suppliers for mini-LED display chips will accelerate the company's adoption of the advanced technology in its iPad and MacBook lineups, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. Kuo says that while Epistar had been predicted to be the exclusive supplier of mini-LED chips for Apple products in 2021, Sanan Optoelectronics...

Interest in iOS 14 Home Screen Ideas Helps Pinterest Break Daily Download Record

Wednesday September 23, 2020 4:37 am PDT by
Apple's introduction of widgets on the Home Screen in iOS 14 has driven a surge in interest among users looking to customize their iPhone, and that has reportedly had a knock-on effect for Pinterest, whose iOS app has seen record downloads as users flock to its content seeking design inspiration. As reported by TechCrunch, App Store intelligence firm Apptopia was first to note the impact of ...

Apple Releases Eighth Beta of macOS Big Sur to Developers [Update: Public Beta Now Available]

Tuesday September 22, 2020 10:08 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur update to developers for testing purposes, close to a week after releasing the sixth beta and more than two months after the new update was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The macOS Big Sur beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas...

AT&T Already Working on 6G, Says 5G iPhones Might Not Be 'Massive Event' Due to Economic Uncertainty

Monday September 21, 2020 10:05 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming launch of 5G iPhones might not be a "massive event" due to economic uncertainty amid the global health crisis, AT&T Communications CEO Jeff McElfresh said in a paywalled interview published by CNBC. "I do believe that you will see many of the iPhone subscribers move to upgrade to the device," said McElfresh. "But I wouldn't forecast that it's going to be a massive event. I...