iPad's International Launch Set For May 28: The Nine Countries To Get It

07/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Good news for non-US residents who have been waiting for the iPad: the iPad's international launch has been set for May 28.

Apple announced that starting May 28, the iPad will be available in nine more countries outside the US: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Customers can pre-order the iPad as soon as May 10, Apple said in a press release.

After these, nine additional countries will be getting the iPad come July, including Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore.

Pricing will vary by country.

So far, Apple has only announced the "suggested retail price" for the iPad in the UK. Including VAT, it's considerably more expensive than the US version of the tablet: in the UK, the iPad will be available from 429 GBP (about $629). By comparison, the tablet starts at $499 in the US.

Get more iPad coverage and reviews on the Huffington Post, including a guide to '13 Things You Need To Know About The iPad,' as well as rundown of the '9 Worst Things About The iPad.' See our selection of 'iPad Killers'--alternatives to the iPad--here and our comprehensive review round-up here. We've also taken a look at 9 features the iPad has that the iPhone doesn't--as well as 7 things the iPhone has that the iPad is missing. Finally, check out iPad users' biggest complaints about the iPad thus far.