iPad International Shipment Delayed As US Demand Exceeds Apple’s Expectations
In a media statement released today, the company has revealed that the launch date of the iPad outside the US has been postponed till the end of May.
In the statement, Cupertino has noted that the company sold over 500,000 iPads in the opening week. With demand for the newly launched tablet device expected to exceed the supply for the next few weeks, the company had to take this "difficult decision". Apple has made the following announcement on their website:
"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."
While this news may come as a disappointment for Apple's international customers, the company would nevertheless view this as a good problem to have.
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[via Apple PR]
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