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Apple iPad international launch gets delayed

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Apr 2010 22:35 User comments (1)

Apple iPad international launch gets delayed According to Apple press contact Natalie Harrison, the company will need to delay the international launch of the iPad, citing extremely high demand, and supply that can't hold up.
As of April 8th, CEO Steve Jobs said the company had sold 450,000 iPads, in the United States alone, and that number is likely over 600,000 now.

Reads the press 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."

Additionally, the press release says the "surprisingly strong demand" has forced Apple to rethink their international launch, and the devices won't hit overseas until the end of May.

On May 10th, international pre-orders will go live and Apple will give pricing for the different models of the device.

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