International iPad Delayed a Month Due to High U.S. Demand

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It’s official — the iPad doesn’t suck — according to a press release by Apple. The company is pushing back the availability of the iPad outside the U.S. a month, due to higher than expected demand in this country. Apple goes on to say that over 500,000 iPads have been sold the first week, and the inability to keep up with that demand makes it difficult to make the slate available outside the U.S. at the end of this month as previously planned.

The difficulty of meeting demand in the U.S. is worsened by the large number of 3G models that have been preordered for delivery at the end of April. International customers waiting impatiently for the iPad to go on sale can preorder an iPad online beginning May 10. Those affected by this delay can take solace in the fact that apparently the iPad is even better than anticipated.

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