Apple has yet to officially sell a single iPad outside the US, but the international news buzz escalates every day. The week started out with Apple itself announcing a pre-order date of May 10 for the iPad in selected countries. Shipping was postponed twice due to inventory shortages and heavy US demand.
Some overseas Apple fans refused to wait, exporting US iPads and ordering from the grey market online. Although the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) determined that iPads can stay in their bags during screening, Israeli customs agents took a different tack. iPads entering Israel are subject to confiscation.