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Israel Lifts Ban On Apple's iPad


Israel is now allowing Israelis and tourists to bring the iPad, Apple's new tablet computer, into the country, instead of having them confiscated by customs agents.

Israel's Ministry of Communications says that after a technical review with the U.S. computer maker, officials are now allowing the latest gadget into the country.

The devices confiscated during the past two weeks will be returned to their owners.

Israel initially banned the iPad because it feared the computers wireless signal had the potential to disrupt other devices, and was more powerful that European standards allowed.

Apple said it sold some 500,000 units of the iPad computer in the week after its U.S. debut on April 3. The company says it expects demand for the device to exceed supply in the coming weeks.

The computer maker said it will announce international pricing and begin taking online orders on May 10.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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