The new iPad will go on sale in the UK at 8am GMT on Friday 16 March, Apple has announced.

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In the nine other countries it goes on sale in on 16 March - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the US - it'll be available from 8am local time.

The 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Wi-Fi-only models will sell for £399, £479, and £559, respectively, while the corresponding Wi-Fi + 4G models will sell for £499, £579, and £659.

Every customer who buys a new iPad at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, Apple said.

Everything you need to know about the new iPad

From 23 March the new iPad will be available 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.

The new iPad brings a Retina display with a resolution greater than the iPad 2, a new processor with quad-core graphics, an iSight 5MP camera and voice dictation. It also supports 4G networks - not that this is much good for those of us in the UK.