Israel ends ban on iPad imports, saying device meets local standardsBy AP
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Israel ends ban on iPad imports
JERUSALEM — Israel has ended its ban on Apple’s iPad tablet computer, imposed over concerns its wireless signal could be disruptive.
Israel’s Communications Ministry says that after a technical review, officials have decided to allow the popular device into the country.
Israel banned iPad imports after their U.S. release earlier this month, after fears that the powerful gadget’s wireless signals could disrupt other devices. At least 10 iPads were seized at the country’s international airport.
The ministry says officials determined the iPad meets local standards. Beginning Sunday, they were to be allowed into the country.
The iPad combines the features of a notebook computer with the touch-pad functions of the iPod. It is set to launch internationally in late May.