iPad sales are in the millions and they have not even been officially available in South Africa, until today that is. As of today, Friday 28 January 2011, the iPad is available from Core resellers and iStores around the country.
There is no official pricing on the Apple website as of yet, but we imagine that the 16GB option will be around R4500.00 as indicated by the US Apple website. If you’re wondering how your friend got his iPad, it’s because he either imported one or got a grey import from a company marketing them as legit iPads (which they are not).
It also looks as if only the iStores have them from today with the resellers and office ZA Store online shop only getting them over the next few days. Don’t believe me? Check out the Apple website and notice the “Notify Me” button has been replaced with “Buy Now”; now that’s ayoba (South Africa slang for excitement).
UPDATE: The iPad is now available at ZA Store