Israel Bans Apple iPad

The government of Israel has put a ban on Apple's iPad tablet device, which came to the notice of the media when Israeli airport officials started seizing iPads from travellers who were entering the country.

The reason behind the ban of Apple's newest mobile device, is the fact that the government is worried that the US Wireless interface of the device will interfere with the existing Israeli WiFi infrastructure.

According the media reports, the Israeli government has seized 10 iPad devices since they initiated the ban and they will be returned to their obviously disappointed owners when they leave the country after they pay a small storage fee.

Commenting on the ban on the devices, Nati Schubert, from the Israeli Communications Ministry, said in statement that “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. Without regulation, you would have chaos.”

Meanwhile, Apple, which recently launched its maiden mobile ad platform iAd, refused to comment on the unforeseen ban on the device, which will be internationally launched by the company in the month of May, following a blockbuster opening in the US.