Travelling to Israel soon? If so it’s recommended you leave your iPad at home as the country has banned the iPad from entering the country. If you attempt to enter the country with an iPad you’ll have it confiscated and will need to pay a daily storage fee at which point you can then collect it on your way out of the country.
Reasons for this move are due to the higher frequencies that the iPad use and the interference it could cause if the iPad was used by the masses.
“If you operate equipment in a frequency band which is different from the others that operate on that frequency band, then there will be interference,” Nati Schubert, a senior deputy director for the Communications Ministry told AP. “We don’t care where people buy their equipment … but without regulation, you would have chaos.”
It’s an interesting move, but I guess we have to let them decide what’s best for their country. It is expected that the issue will be resolved when Apple [AAPL] launch the iPad internationally.
We have heard that 10 iPads are currently heard in storage too awaiting collection from their owners on their way out of the country.