Israel lifts ban on imports of Apple iPad

TEL AVIV, April 25 (BestGrowthStock) – Israel will begin allowing
people to bring Apple iPads into the country starting on
Sunday, two weeks after customs began confiscating the tablet
computers for fear they would interfere with other wireless
devices.

“Following the completion of intensive technical scrutiny,
Israel Minister of Communications Moshe Kakhlon approved the
import of (the) iPad to Israel,” the Communications Ministry
said in a statement.

The ministry had banned importation of the touchscreen
devices saying they did not meet European standards, adopted by
Israel, for wireless use of communications frequencies.

The ministry said its technical team in the past week
consulted with Apple Inc (Read more about Apple stock future.) (AAPL.O: ), a recognised international
laboratory and European counterparts and determined the device
could be operated in Israel according to locally followed
standards.

The tests proved the device identifies the Wi-fi access
point in its surroundings and adjusts itself automatically,
enabling the iPad to be operated without interfering with other
wireless devices, the ministry said.

“Accordingly, the import of a single device per person will
be permitted commencing Sunday, April 25th,” the ministry said.

The ministry also ordered the release of 20 iPads that had
been confiscated.
(Reporting by Tova Cohen; Editing by Jerry Norton)

Israel lifts ban on imports of Apple iPad