iPad Available in Canada, Internationally April 24?

According to iPad in Canada, Apple has told its Canada Apple Store employees that April 24 is a black out date, meaning no employees are allowed to request this day off, fueling the rumor that April 24 will be the launch day for the iPad in Canada. Apple typically only enforces a black out date when something big is happening. If history repeats itself, Apple could allow Canadians to pre-order the iPad as early as Friday, three weeks before the rumored 24th launch day — the same as the U.S. pre-order and launch schedule.

Canada was originally told “late April” for launch, as were Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. If the iPad launches in Canada on April 24, it is likely the rest of the world will see the same launch date.

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