The iPad is a mainstream success but Apple still hasn’t managed to sell it in South Korea. In fact, as the AFP agency reports, Apple has requested permission again and the Korea Communications Commission confirmed in a statement that the decision will be made in five days since Apple’s request. Local distributors of Apple’s products (namely the iPhone) seem to hope in a November release date.
A spokesman for KT Corp, local distributor of Apple’s iPhone, told Yonhap news agency it hopes to release the iPad in November once the certification is completed. He did not give a specific date. Apple rolled out its iPad in the US on April 3 and sold more than three million in 80 days.
It has shifted more than one million iPhones in South Korea since its debut in the country last November.
The iPhone went on sale in South Korea in November 2009, 2 years after the original release of the iPhone. Eight months for the iPad sounds like a good compromise.
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