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  • International iPad Sales Delayed a Month!

    Apple released the following statement today which basically says if you're not in the United States you will have to wait until May to get your iPad.

    Apple Media Advisory

    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.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: International iPad Sales Delayed a Month! started by Poseidon79 View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. cookbenj's Avatar
      cookbenj -
      aww poor ipad people
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Ha Ha so glad i got mine on eBay and only paid $750 shipped tothe uk happy days
    1. TheCrow13's Avatar
      TheCrow13 -
      Maybe if they would stop buying them and smashing them, there would be enough to go around
    1. sambam2006's Avatar
      sambam2006 -
      Ha Ha so glad i got mine on eBay and only paid $750 shipped tothe uk happy days
      Did you get charged at customs? I'm gonna buy my ipad on ebay soon.

    1. swehbe's Avatar
      swehbe -
      grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr nothing else to say :S
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      wow that sucks
    1. metaljay's Avatar
      metaljay -
      luckily im going away to new york in May, so ill be buying a 3G iPad and bringing it back here....
      i wonder if it will need unlocking to work with a UK mini-sim?
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      world wide? including all asia and africa?
    1. jrrtps's Avatar
      jrrtps -
      I Love this Globe, because finally my country is evidence ( Brazil) normally we are considered 3th world country!!

    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      Will this push back the release of a jailbreak? I hope not. I really want cydia on my iPad
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I like being an American. We r always first.
    1. chriskaraokeman's Avatar
      chriskaraokeman -
      Hmm exactly,can we have a jailbreak now please,still it will soon be may 2nd when i can get my phone unlocked legit
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I knew that 700,000 or so number from a previous MMi article stating how many iPads were sold was BS. Was bound to get delayed as the UK price for iPad isn't even released, I'm guessing it will start from around 400, rip off.
    1. iphone8130hak's Avatar
      iphone8130hak -
      That sucks
      I got mine a 9:01amEST on launch day =]
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      Cool, I have no problem trolling eBay and selling iPads to unfortunate foreigners.

      So, Apple.. if you're delaying the worldwide launch by another month.. that means the 64GB iPad WiFi + 3G I ordered should get here sooner.. say, tomorrow? Today, even?
    1. dazza's Avatar
      dazza -
      More likely they've halted worlwide issue until all the American ipad beta testers highlight any more teething problems
    1. Darkflame's Avatar
      Darkflame -
      Lol apple has 218 million employees working in their product QoS department. We get paid nothing but yet we love our jobs. Now that's great business economics.
    1. jdys_1991's Avatar
      jdys_1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillstar12 View Post
      Ha Ha so glad i got mine on eBay and only paid $750 shipped tothe uk happy days
      I've paid a total of 880$ (about 600) for my 64GB iPad. *yey* I'm so happy I bought it from the USA (via UK eBay). Now all my friends have to be jelous at my new toy for another extra month! Good move Apple!!
    1. badbrain88's Avatar
      badbrain88 -
      Damn. Just back from a holiday in Bali and Singapore. Knew I should of picked one up there. Legit ones too, no fake Chinese models. Selling the 16gb for S$800, which equates to 400. Oh well. No big loss. I can wait.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Channel 5 news here in the UK said the release of the iPad had been delayed in the UK and it won't now be available until the 10th May - not sure where they got that date from, do they know something we don't or are they just wrong?