Apple delays international launch of iPad due to high demand

by admin April 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Apple had originally planned to slowly roll out the iPad around the world beginning April 24. However, due to “surprisingly strong US demand,” Apple has announced that it will delay the international launch of the iPad until late May.

According to a statement released this morning, Apple has sold over 500,000 iPads to date, and demand in its stores continues to outstrip supply in many cases. Though no specific numbers were given, the company has apparently received an unexpected number of preorders for the WiFi + 3G iPad model as well, set to begin shipping in the US by the end of April.

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