International iPads begin shipping!

international iPads begin shipping

International iPads have begun shipping in order to meet Apple's delivery and release deadline of May 28, 2010. So fire up those planes from Shenzhen, China, get those trucks in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and UK gassed and ready, because Apple is once again about to unleash iPad fury. (And likely rack up more millions of sales in what was, up until April 3, an obscure and unrealized product category).

And don't worry Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore, yours will be coming in July.

That's my iPad up in the picture, as nicely presented by Deliveries for iPad and while I know no amount of wishing or imaginary telekinetic reality distortion will get it here any faster, I'm going to keep staring until it gets here.

Note: yes, they shipped my $0.20 Rogers MicroSIM separately, and the Camera Kit is slated only to follow in June.

If you got your shipment notification, let us know for which device and what country you're in.

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Rene Ritchie

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International iPads begin shipping!


I got my notification, and I'm in Canada. However, FedEx says it will deliver on May 31st. Anyone else have that listed as their date?

My email from Apple listed May 31 as the delivery date. But the tracking information on the Fedex website shows an expected delivery of May 28 before 12 noon.

Just got my notification as well, and as above, I have two dates. I assume that the Fedex date (morning of the 28th) is the operative one and that Apple is just covering themselves by stating the 31st.

My Apple notification email also says by May 31st. The FedEx tracker initially indicated by May 27th, but now says by May 28th. My guess is that Apple's been through this so many times they've got it down to an art, and iPads will be delivered on May 28th.

For me in Germany the Apple Store says: iPad 3G 32 GB shipped on May 22nd. No tracking available yet but delivery date is set to May 28th. Shipped by UPS Netherlands.

Yeah i'm also from Germany and on sunday i got my notification. The iPad will be delivered on May 28th or earlier. i'm so proud.

Got my email on Saturday saying it had shipped and will be with me on or before 28th. Uk
what is the program/map you are looking at to get the location of your ipad?!

Gonna wait at 4-5am in the morning for local apple store to open up at 9 to walk in and buy a 16gb wifi iPad :)

Got my email advising shipped iPad on Sat 22nd and due with me by 28th, and apple took the money from my account today, Tuesday 25th. Nothing else has happened yet ;-)

Mine says:
Shipped to Switzerland 22 May 2010
Estimated Delivery Date (Subject to change) 28 May 2010
(Subject to change) Current Delivery Status Shipment dispatched 25 May 2010
Signed by
interesting that shipment dispatched is now 25th instead of 22th stated earlier (last Saturday). Also I got a message that PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE. looks like Apple is holding off to make sure it does not get delivered before 28th as stated in the order

So I JUST got a call from an Apple rep, and they told me I will not be getting my iPad until June 2nd. I'm totally disgusted in the company right now. For me, this is two release dates they've pushed back. The late April and now a guarenteed delivery date of May 28th.

I live in ireland and have had my iPad for the last few weeks! Loving it especially since the international app store was released early! Still no iBooks or iWork though!! Apple...?

it says out for delivery with local hub in Switzerland. I called UPS and they confirmed it should be delivered today 26th May (?). I thought I will not see it before 28th. Well lets see

I'm in Australia. Got email from Apple at midnight last night to say its been shipped, to be delivered by May 28. Fed ex says it was received in the Sydney depot this afternoon. Telstra shop today says micro sim won't be available for a couple of weeks.

I'm in Paris France.
Expedition notification received on 24th, delivered throug TNT.
No tracking yet on TNT website.

Got my notification for Sydney, Australia a few hours ago! 'onboard for delivery'! Woohoo
only getting the dock so far accessories wise though...hoping the rest ship soon! Ordered them all...

Delivery by May 28th ... waiting for customs clearance as of 7:31 am in mississauga which is 8 km outside Toronto .... fedex says may 28th noon.

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