Apple Postpones iPad's International Launch

Paul Lilly

Make no mistake, Apple's iPad is off to a stellar start. The lack of Flash support, multitasking (until iPhone OS 4.0), USB ports, built-in camera, memory card slot, and other stripped out features don't seem to have put a damper on sales. In fact, Apple claims to have been caught off guard by the positive response.

"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," Apple said in a media advisory . "We have also taken a large number of pre-orders for iPad 3G models for delivery by the end of April."

Apple went on to describe the iPad as a "runaway success in the US thus far," and that spells bad news for the international crowd. In order to fulfill US orders, Apple said it has decided to postpone the international launch of the iPad until the end of May.

According to CNN , the delay will affect England, Japan, and seven other countries.

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