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You can actually watch the new iPads going online in Net Applications’ data

Apple’s (AAPL) international release of its tablet computer led to a spike in the device’s Internet share, as shown in the graphic below.

Source: Net Applications

The iPad went on sale Friday May 28 in nine countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K.

Between Saturday May 22 and Saturday May 29, the iPad’s share of hits on sites owned by Net Applications‘ clients grew from 0.12% to 0.17%.

You see the Web metrics firm’s data here.

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