Apple Delays International iPad Launch Till End of May

by Klaus on April 14, 2010

in iPad, Tech News

After selling 300,000 iPad’s on opening day and another 200,000 or so in the time there after, Apple has decided to delay the international launch by one month, going from end of April till end of May, due to “strong U.S. demand”.

That’s too bad. I was looking forward to finding out more information about the European pricing as soon as possible, but I guess there’s still hope that we might see prices announced by end of April anyway. Otherwise I’ll just have to pick on up from New York during the Summer (vacation). I’m not going to be the only guy left in the world without an iPad, that’s for sure 😉

Anyway, here’s the press release from Apple in Cupertino on the iPad delay:

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —

Apple today released the following statement:

Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, 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™. We have also taken a large number of pre-orders for iPad 3G models for delivery by the end of April.

Faced with this surprisingly strong US demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May. We will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10. We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news, but we hope they will be pleased to learn the reason-the iPad is a runaway success in the US thus far.

© 2010 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh and iPad are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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