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iPad Launches In 12 Additional Countries This Week

With a press release published this morning, Apple confirmed the new iPad will launch in 12 additional countries this week. The April 20th launch countries include South Korea, Uruguay, and Venezuela. On April 27th, the device will become available in 9 more countries including India and South Africa.

In addition to South Korea, the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday, April 20 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, April 27, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

The third-generation iPad has been the company's fastest rollout to date; after the April 27th release day, the new iPad will be available in 56 different countries worldwide since its launch 42 days ago.

Below, a recap of the iPad's launch dates and units sold until Q1 2012.

March 16 (10 countries): United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK.

March 23 (25 countries): 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.

April 20 (12 countries): South Korea, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela.

April 27 (9 countries): Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

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On March 19th, the company confirmed the iPad had sold 3 million units in 4 days. The April 20 and April 27 international launches won't be included in the company's Q2 earnings, which ended on March 31. Apple will hold its Q2 earnings call on April 24.

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