The iPad’s wild success in the U.S. is apparently going to have some negative impacts for those internationally that want one of Apple’s slick tablets–Apple has delayed the release of the iPad by one month because of larger than expected sales.
Customers in Canada, France, Australia and other regions had expected the iPad to be released later this month, but unfortunately they will have to wait until the end of May to get their hands on the device.
“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,” Apple said in a statement.
“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.”
For some reason, I highly doubt consumers that really want the iPad are going to be comforted by that fact, Apple–they’d rather have their iPad!