Apple announced earlier today that the iPad will finally be available in the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland on Friday 28 May 2010. Customers can pre-order all iPad models, including 3G models, from Apple’s online store in all nine countries beginning next Monday, 10 May.

Apple's iPad is available in the UK for a suggested retail price of £429  for 16GB, £499  for 32GB, £599 for 64GB for Wi-Fi models and £529 for 16GB, £599 for 32GB and £699  for 64GB for Wi-Fi + 3G models.

All prices include VAT. The iPad will be sold through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers. The iBooks app for iPad including Apple’s iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store on 28 May. O2, Vodafone and Orange will all offer 3G data plans.

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