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With tight supplies in the United States and potential production issues related to the effects of the Japanese earthquake, some have wondered whether Apple will be forced to delay its first round of international iPad 2 launches scheduled for this Friday. But according to TechRadar, the launch remains on schedule, at least in the UK.Many suspected that the launch of the skinny new Apple tablet would be pushed back due to stock demand in the US - a similar thing happened with the launch of the first iPad last year.

However, Apple told us, "Everything that is on the website still holds true; the website says 25 March and that's when it'll be."Apple previously announced that the first wave of international iPad 2 launches will occur in the following 25 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. The company decided last week, however, to delay the Japanese launch as the country seeks to recover from the earthquake and associated disasters.

Article Link: UK iPad 2 Launch Still on Schedule for Friday
 

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High demand :(
 
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hippyharry

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Still no official announcement on pricing yet is there?

Im in Glasgow, was lucky enough to get one in Austin, TX last week at the popup store. They had hundreds and hundreds of them in stock.

Walked in at 10.50pm, queued for 5 mins, got ipad, walked out at 11pm. Easiest launch day pickup Ive ever had! :)
 
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Peruvian

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I've been out the loop for a while. How did the opening day sales in the states go? Were there queues around the buildings and stores sold out?

Wonder if the same is going to happen in the UK this time around...
 
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Blakjack

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What does this mean for the US consumers who havent gotten their hands on one yet? Anything?
 
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Consultant

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Hopefully shortage is due to Apple allocating supply for international launch.
 
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Nipz

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I reckon we'll be looking at standard opening time. I think anything different would've been announced by now.

I would of thought so too. And now Apple are saying its still on for launch i would expect to see announcements of time and prices in the next day really, allowing for people to make there minds up and to plan how to get one.

But something is telling me if the US had a 5pm launch then thats the same for the UK :(
 
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stewart1988

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But I'm guessing it will be the same as the US launch. Web sales same day so I might have to go que up...

Never queued for a product launch before.
 
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C0R4X

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Still on scedule for Germany, too.
Prices will be the same, as for the original iPad, this was already said by Jobs on the keynote.
 
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AtomicEdge

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But I'm guessing it will be the same as the US launch. Web sales same day so I might have to go que up...

Never queued for a product launch before.

Me neither.

There is a PC World near me, but the closest Apple Store is Southampton...

If I can, I will just go to PC world, but I wonder if they are going to get any stock at all, and if so, how much.

Don't really fancy standing outside the Apple Store in Southampton to be honest, it's right on a busy bit...
 
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daneoni

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Want to buy one but all my funds have gone towards my new MBP. Oh well...iPad 3 it is.
 
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