Over 500,000 iPads Sold, Apple Delays International Delivery until May

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    Apple announced this morning that due to strong sales of the Apple iPad, they have delayed international delivery for about a month.
    Apple reports that the high demand is responsible for the delay in international shipments. International delivery will take place at the end of May. Details and pre-orders will be announced on May 10th.


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    Ouch. There are going to be some unhappy non-Americans.
     
  3. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    It's a success!

    Shame for those of us overseas who wanted one but I'm sure we can wait. :cool:
     
  4. tblrsa macrumors regular

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    Well, Congratulations Steve.

    Personally the iPad doesn´t interest me one bit, but as it seems a lot of people would like to get their hands on it, so yeah. Enjoy! :)
     
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    Holy sheet. All those people with extra iPads just heard a 'ka ching' ring loudly in their heads.
     
  8. VicMacs macrumors 6502

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    this is just bad for business, people abroad are paying steep prices because of this black market stage… with all that cash apple has they should have done a worldwide release, that would have been awesome!
     
  9. spazzcat macrumors 68030

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    And Americans....where is my 3G iPad! :)
     
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    Excess cash doesn't mean you can ramp up production when suppliers have components in short supply.

    Great news for the popularity of the new product, bad news for those who have to wait.
     
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    But I thought everyone wanted Flash? Why is demand so high for a product that doesn't do Flash??

    This must be eating away at Adobe like nothing else.
     
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    Damn. Wanted one before I went on holiday in... late May.

    Urge to import rising. Must.. resist...
     
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    This is a horrible development, IMO. Other countries need this! Non-American developers (me, for instance) are struggling to be able to get their hands on an iPad!
     
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    Apple seems to have meeting demand when launching iProducts. Are they just unable to make enough, or do they just not order enough? After the original iPhone, you would think they would learn how to gauge demand better. But, nope. They had supply & demand issues with the 3G iPhone and now this.
     
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    Nooooooooooooo. This is so frustrating, I just want to get my hands on an iPad soon. 10th May seems so far away.
     
  17. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    In other news, the prices of iPads on eBay double!

    I am glad a friend of mine scored me one when he was in Florida. One and a half more months of show off! :p
     
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    I may have to take a chance and put my ipad up on eBay with international shipping. It's easy enough to get one here in the US. Easy way to make a quick buck. :D
     
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    Great, thanks Apple for screwing over the rest of the world, as if we don't suffer enough with the inflated prices. Of course what they meant to say is "We are sorting out the wifi issues but don't want to admit it".
     
  20. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    This means they can't make them fast enough.
     
  21. baryon macrumors 68040

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    This was expected but it still sucks! What exactly does "International" mean? Will they be delivering to every single country in the world? Or does it only mean like 3 countries like they did for the original iPhone? Is there an official list somewhere where Apple describes what they mean by "International"?
     
  22. pbellamy macrumors member

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    Hmm,

    I'm flying to the UK next week. How many should I put in my hand luggage?
     
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    It might be a good idea for Apple to invest some of the $40 billion dollars they are sitting on into getting more efficient manufacturing facilities in place. ;)
     
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    This. Is. Not. Cool.

    Another of month of being haunted by "shall I just buy one off eBay" demons!!! :mad:
     
  25. julianewus macrumors member

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    it's nothing special. It doesn't do anything I cannot do already. I will buy it when it has a front facing camera for skype, granted I can use my macbook pro for this, but at that point, I see some viability in the device.
     

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