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.

Rene Ritchie

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.