New iPad out now in Ireland

23 Mar 2012

Apple's new iPad

The newest iPad was launched today in Ireland along with 24 other countries. It went on sale at 8am this morning, though some iPad fans managed to get theirs at midnight.

The Irish Independent reports that while the official launch time was for 8am today, three Currys stores received permission to sell the next iPad after midnight. Currys sold more than 100 iPads during their earlier opening as a result.

The new iPad also went on sale on Apple’s Irish online store. Currently, shipping time is between one to two weeks.

The new tablet arrives in Ireland a week after its initial launch in the US, UK and eight other countries. It has already garnered a lot of success, selling 3m units in just three days in these regions.

As well as Ireland, the new iPad launched in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden today.

The new iPad has a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution Retina display, offering 264ppi on its screen with a 44pc better colour saturation than the iPad 2.

It runs on a A5X chip with quad core graphics and has a rear-facing camera with a 5-megapixel sensor.

The iPad offers a 10-hour battery life and comes in black and white in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. Its prices range from €479 to €799.