iBan lifted in Israel, personal imports of iPads now permitted
That didn't take long. After complaints from would-be iPad users, and subsequent Wi-Fi testing, Israel's Ministry of Communications has now declared the iPad to be safe and sane for use there. Last week's ban, which resulted in some iPads cooling their oleophobic heels in customs storage, never made a lot of sense to begin with -- the iPad was already a well-behaved device under EU wireless rules, which are conformant with Israeli standards.
Ynet News reports that travelers may now bring one iPad per person into the country, and any confiscated devices will be returned to their owners. Official sales of the iPad in Israel have yet to be announced by iDigital, the country's only Apple distributor.
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