iPad International Launch Delayed Until End of May

Posted on April 14, 2010 by

I have some bad news for our friends living outside the United States.  Apple released a statement today saying that due to the higher than predicted demand for the iPad in the US, international orders will be postponed until the end of May.

Press Release:

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.

Faced with this surprisingly strong US demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May. We will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10. We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news, but we hope they will be pleased to learn the reason—the iPad is a runaway success in the US thus far.

Comments (1)


  1. LuckyLuxy says:

    I’m gutted. So basically I won’t be getting one till JUNE! That is BS.