Apple iPad 2 International Release: Still March 25 – Details & Times

There’s more news today on the international release of the Apple iPad 2, the much-awaited tablet device that has seen huge success in the U.S. We originally told how the international release would be for 25 more countries on March 25, and that was followed with speculation that following shortages the overseas launch may be delayed.

However we have news today that the release to many countries such as the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Italy will still take place as planned on March 25. The news comes to us from Darren Murph over on Engadget, sourced from an official Apple press release. You can see the release with a list of all 25 countries at the Engadget link above.

Previously we had speculated that the international release may be delayed as the release date for the Czech Republic had been changed on the Apple website to April 25 instead of March, but they are still listed as having their release on March 25 again and the website has been changed once more, so maybe this was a simple mistake.

As with the U.S. release the iPad 2 will go on sale on March 25 in the new countries at 5:00 pm local time at Apple Stores and selected resellers and Apple will accept online orders from 1:00 am on the same day.

For those in Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore who are waiting for news of when they may be receiving the iPad 2, you won’t have to wait much longer as the release is due in April along with other countries (not detailed), although there’s no firm date yet. Yet more countries will be receiving the iPad 2 in later months. If you want to find out more about this impressive device check out apple.com here for full details. You may also be interested in our review roundup for the iPad 2.

Are you waiting for the international release of the iPad 2? If the release in the U.S. is anything to go by with online orders quickly seeing shipping delays and retail stores selling out, you’d best be first in line, or up very early to place an online order. Let us know if you intend to snap up your iPad 2 by sending us your comments.