iPad Launch Delayed

Apple iPad

I’ve yet to decide whether or not to get an iPad, but it looks as though I’ve a little more time to make up my mind (and save up some money). Apple have announced that they are delaying the international launch of the iPad until the end of May, in order to meet US demand for the tablet computer..

In a note on its website, Apple says it has delivered 500,000 iPads already this month, and that “demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad.”

From what I’ve heard this is the case. Even many naysayers who didn’t like the idea of the iPad and said it was just a big iPod Touch have changed their minds about the device once they’ve actually touched one and used it.

Apple will start taking international orders on May 10th and start shipping them internationally at the end of May, one month later than originally planned.

I still don’t know if my name will be down to receive one. I had hoped to check one out in the flesh in the middle of May when I’ll be close(ish) to an Apple Store, but it doesn’t look as though I’ll be able to now.

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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