Apple store Regent Street London

Apple's iPad finally launches in the UK today, ending a four-month wait for those who have been looking to get their hands on the tablet  since its official unveiling in January.

The iPad is on sale at Apple Stores across the UK, as well as Currys, Dixons and PC World outlets following a deal signed by DSGi earlier this week that gives the electronics retailers a 60-day head start over competing vendors.

The product was first expected to become available in the UK in April before Apple announced it was delaying the launch internationally in nine countries - Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK - until the end of May due to "surprisingly strong" US demand for the device.

Apple is reportedly selling more than 200,000 iPads per week in the US, outstripping sales of Mac computers according to figures from RBC Capital Markets. The analyst said Apple could sell as many as 8 million worldwide during 2010.

Those who pre-ordered the iPad in the UK can also expect to receive the product from today. A lucky few even received them yesterday, according to reports.

The iPad is available for between £429 and £699.

The full model line-up is as follows:

16GB Apple iPad Wi-Fi: £429 inc VAT

16GB Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G: £529 inc VAT

32GB Apple iPad Wi-Fi: £499 inc VAT

32GB Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G: £599 inc VAT

64GB Apple iPad Wi-Fi: £599 inc VAT

64GB Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G: £699 inc VAT

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