iPad international launch delayed a month
Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:23 AM
Apple's press release ...
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.
I now feel far less silly for having driven down to Buffalo to get my 64GB version. Smug? Yes, perhaps a bit. Happy with my iPad? Hell, yeah!
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:22 AM
Anyway, I was already wondering why the international prices haven't been announced yet, considering that the originally planned release date on this side of the great pond was supposed to be in less than two weeks. That explains a lot. Not that I really care (I neither feel to be part of the target audience for the iPad nor do I really want one).
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:59 AM
That's not the case at all, it's the fault of the Canadians. If Apple had done something to prevent the onslaught of ravening hordes of Canadians (known as "DaveyJJ") from sneaking across the border and then running rampant and buying them all up, they wouldn't be having this problem.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:58 PM
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