NEW IPAD REACHING NINE ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES APRIL 27
- Apple is launching its new iPad in nine additional countries, making the device available in a total of 57 markets worldwide, PC Magazine reports.
The third-generation Apple tablet will be making its way to Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa, and Thailand on April 27. The prices for the new iPad will stay the same, starting at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model, and going as high as $829 for the 64GB 4G version. Apple said, however, that 4G LTE is only available in the U.S. and Canada.
The new iPad features a Retina display, quad-core GPU, and an improved 5-megapixel iSight camera. Apple first announced the updated tablet on March 7, and it went on sale in the U.S. on March 16. On the day of the U.S. launch, many Apple Stores featured long lines of shoppers eager to purchase the "resolutionary" new tablet.
The rollout in nine countries is the fourth wave of launches for the new iPad since March. Last week, the coveted tablet launched in South Korea, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Apple still has not revealed when its coveted new tablet will hit store shelves in China, despite the high demand for its products there. Apple CEO Tim Cook last year notably called China, Apple's second-largest market outside of the U.S., "very key" to Apple's financial results.
Possibly factoring into the delay of the new iPad launch is Apple's legal battle with Chinese computer monitor maker Proview over the iPad name.
- 1749 Death of Mkhitar Sebastatsee. He founded the Roman Catholic Mkhitarist Congregation. He was born in 1676.
- 1827 Russian forces lay seige to Fort Yerevan (currently the Armenian Winery building).
- 1849 Students create the "Ararat Union" in Paris.
- 1868 Death of Grigor Aghatonyan in Paris. He was born in 1823.
- 1915 Birth of Hovhannes Shiraz (poet). He died in 1984.
- 1919 In Constantinople, start of the trials of the leaders of the Young Turk government and the central committee members of the "Union and Progress" party.
- 1925 The Science and Art Institute of the Armenian SSR opens in Yerevan.
- 1930 Death of Archbishop Eghisheh Doorian, historian, literary figure, author, and Patriarch of Jerusalem.
- 1931 An earthquake (Richter Scale: 6.3) occurs in Zangezoor and affects a 100 000 sq.km. area. The Monastery of Tatev and other structures on the Tatev highlands and in the valley of the Vorotan River are destroyed.
- 1994 Israel officially condemned the Armenian Genocide as Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Yossi Beilin proclaimed on the floor of the Knesset (the Israeli legislature), in answer to the claims of the Turkish Ambassador, that "It was not war. It was most certainly massacre and genocide, something the world must remember".