Never mind that Apple's new iPad won't be available outside the United States for a few more weeks. An Associated Press article tells us Israel has banned all imports of the popular tablet device, even going so far as to confiscate them from tourists upon arrival and hold them for a daily fee. Customs officials will return the iPad upon its owner's departure from the country. The Communication Ministry says the iPad's wireless frequencies are incompatible with national standards. If you decide to travel light with your iPad, make sure it will be welcome wherever you're going! follow link
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Israel Bans Import of iPads
But, isn't WiFi simply WiFi? Are there different WiFi standards in Europe and the US? Anyone know? (Glenn Fleishman, maybe?)
There are also different signal power rules, and those can vary quite a lot.
My guess is that the Israeli regulators got an iPad shipped from an official in the U.S., tested it against equipment, and didn't like how the iPad moderated power use.
As far as I know, the EU hasn't raised any similar concerns, and Apple is conceivably using the same drivers and similar hardware to all its other equipment.
The iPad is the first mobile device Apple's made that does 2.4 and 5 GHz plus 802.11n, so it may have some peculiarities.
So we don't know that. Apple doesn't claim that on the iPad tech specs page.