Hundreds of customers line up at Apple stores in South Korea for the new iPad

Hundreds of customers lined up Friday at Apple stores in South Korea as the new iPad went on sale. The new iPad is launched in Korea one month after it made its international debut. Four of Apple’s stores in Seoul opened early to sell the tablet computer, and there were also queues outside branches in the city of network providers KT and SK Telecom, the two distributors of iPhones and iPads. The latest Apple iPad is also going on sale in 10 other countries today and will be available in more than 50 nations by the end of the month. The new iPad is scheduled for sale in India on April 27th.

Apple is selling the gadget with Wi-Fi at 620,000 won ($545) to 860,000 won ($755), depending on memory size. The cost is slightly higher for models with both WiFi and 4G. Due to difference in frequencies, South Korean will use 3G instead 4G till the problem is resolved. The new iPad has a more powerful processor and retina display- the sharpest ever on a mobile device. Apple sold more than three million new iPads over the course of its first weekend on the market last month.

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