SEOUL — Hundreds of customers lined up Friday at Apple stores as the new iPad went on sale in tech savvy South Korea, about one month after it made its international debut.
The stores sell Macintosh personal computers, software, iPods, iPads, iPhones, third party accessories, and other consumer electronics such as Apple TV.
First in line at KT was university student Lim Jun Hong, 21, who slept overnight on the pavement to be the first to get his hands on the tablet.
Apple is selling the gadget with WiFi at 620,000 won ($545) to 860,000 won ($755), depending on memory size.
The faster connection speed is currently unavailable locally due to differences in frequencies.
Also among IT/home electronics manufacturers, South Korea’s Samsung was next in line after Sony.
The 3rd generation iPad adds a Retina display, the new Apple A5X chip with a quad core graphics processor, a 5 megapixel camera, full HD 1080p video recording, voice dictation, and 4G .
Apples new tablet will be available on Friday, April 20 in South Korea, Croatia, Cyprus, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Uruguay and a handful of other countries.
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