Apple has officially launched on Friday its new iPad tablet to 25 additional countries worldwide as promised.
The Cupertino-based electronics giant released the iPad in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Apple rolled out the first wave of new iPad tablets on March 16 in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, United States and the US Virgin Island.
After the second wave, more countries are set to write their names on the list of recipients in the coming months.
The new iPad became an instant bestseller after selling 3 million units in its opening weekend, with data based on Apple’s figures on the new iPad’s first week.
Until now, the company still sees a high demand for the tablet as it continues to surge in sales, with waiting times on Apple.com orders currently set to around two to three weeks.
The next-generation upgrade to the tablet industry’s flag bearer adds a Retina Display, 4G LTE network support, an improved camera, and a new A5X processor with quad-core GPU, among other things.
Similar to most newly released smartphones and tablets, the new Apple iPad tablet did debut unscathed, with several users bringing to Apple Forums their complaints on connection problems and how slow Wi-Fi speed has become.
Early last week, reports also circulated of the new iPad running about 10 degrees hotter than its iPad 2 predecessor, but Apple contradicted to consider it an issue and only said that the updated tablet is “well within our thermal specifications.”
For interested buyers of the new iPad with 4G LTE, it is highly recommended to research on supported frequency bands, telecoms carriers and hotspots.