International iPad pre-orders start now!

As the clock hits 12:00am local time, Apple is bringing international Apple Online Stores in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK back up with their iPad pre-orders ready to rock.

If yours hasn't updated yet and you just can't wait, keep hitting refresh on the hour every hour and its bound to show up eventually.

And when you do get your order on, drop a comment and tell us which country and what model you get, and whether its for delivery or if you're reserving to go pick it up at an Apple Retail Store near you (provided that's an option in your area).

Then sit back, relax, and if you're anything like me tear your hair out waiting for it show up on May 28.

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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

15 Comments
  • I have ordered my iPAD 16Gb WiFi + 3G..with all accesories!
    Australia online store and being delivered...
  • When did they start taking pre-Orders in germany? Right now it's 7:40am and I ordered about 10 minutes ago... I hope i'm not too late.
  • I ordered my 16GB 3G model at 7:00 am here in Germany, and there was no option for picking it up.
  • I wanna preorder in the UK to pick it up on the 28th and pay in store
  • Just pre-ordered MY iPad... Decided to go for the 64gb WiFi UK model. Saved myself £100 plus line rental for 3G using mywi to tether. A risk but probably worth it. :)
  • I pre-ordered the 64gb 3G UK model my thoughts and advice on some issues UK buyers may not think of can be found here: http://bit.ly/d5pMIx
  • Price in japan is still a secret. Figures.
  • I ordered a 32gb at around 1:20am in Canada - central time. Fell asleep waiting for the store to come alive. Woke after 1:00am and remembered to check. Cool.
  • WHY CANT WE PREORDER TO PICK UP AND PAY IN STORE
  • Ordered 64GB wifi+3g delivery - no mention of store-pickup
  • i got the basic 16gig Wifi + apple case. thats all i can afford at the moment, i'm always within wifi range and and as a BT Total Broadband customer i get unlimited access to all BT Openzone and FON spot so i'm sorted.. eagerly wait now for the 28th
  • Is it possible to pre-order an iPad in UK from Norway, and pick it up in the store? I`m going to London 28. may..
  • @Banders they won't let us, for now
  • Ok. Found the pricing on another thread! Thanks guys.
  • I placed my order for the iPad2 64G Wifi+3G from the US store, and arranged for it to be shipped to my bro in the States. It is supposed to be shipped on April 1 and my bro will send it over to me when it arrives.