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South Korea lifts brief iPad ban

South Korea’s brief blockade of the iPad is coming down.

The country’s communications regulator on Tuesday said it wouldn’t stop people from importing Apple Inc.’s iPad for personal use, ending a ban that early adopters in this tech-savvy country dubbed unfair. Some Korean tech websites had even started to publicly expose famous Koreans who had the gadget in apparent violation of the ban.

South Korea’s decision to allow the iPad comes days after Israel made a similar flip-flop, lifting a ban that prevented travellers from entering Israel with Apple’s device.