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iPad Launch To International Markets Delayed Due To Strong US Demand

     
3:50 pm on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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iPad Launch To International Markets Delayed Due To Strong US Demand [apple.com]
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 iPadô. 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.
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I smell bull. But, whatever.
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Maybe they'll have fixed some of the more interesting 'issues' by then?
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I smell bull. But, whatever.


They have pushed back shipments to Canadians by a month. So there really is a delay.
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I'm not surprised.

At the local Best Buy the other day people were lined up to try the iPad.

It's an amazing little machine, I'm tempted but I wouldn't do it without 3G support at a reasonable price, like $400 or less.

Although I could try rooting my Android phone and making it a wifi hot spot, then the wifi iPad would be just fine. ;)
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eWeek Labs says the iPad rocks as a reader. Still, I'm going to wait and see.
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I think that by November the price will be considerably lower (think of the 1st gen iPhone) and there will be more features. Hopefully It will be out before the Vegas Pubcon, then I can convince incrediBILL to buy one. The Apple store in Vegas is on the way to the convention center from Treasure Island...
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then I can convince incrediBILL to buy one


I've had one in my hands, I don't need any convincing.

However, I'm waiting to try the Android tablets which I can actually program.

If they suck, I may begrudgingly give Apple money.
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hmm I think the iPad is only sold be cause its a cool gadget and from Apple, if you really want a good pad there is no way around the HP slate, it has USB, Flash, SD card, Camera and it has a full Windows 7 OS and yes the Price is the same when you compare the GB hard disc.

travelin cat - I dont think you will see any large cut in Price maybe 50$ in a years time
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Zeus, I'm sure it will go down a lot more then that before the holidays.

We'll see. If it didn't it would break the previous trends. Remember the original iPhone was $599. Within 6 months, it was $399.

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who needs a reader? yeah right, the industy has accustomed us to the "cool" 16:10 or whatever widescreen displays derived from cinema and tv. till people realized, that apart from watching movie on your cute little notebook (which nobody does) it absolutely makes no sense at all to have a widescreen on that small device.
so readers fulfill the contrary trend. you can actually read (yeah, that's what you normally do on your computer) better on an upend display, what a surprise.

luckily i got one of the last 4:3 displays back in 2007 on my x61s, before all plants around the world abandoned their production, because wider screen means less screen = less production costs.

but yes, if you only have a widescreen available on your netbook you could indeed be in need of a reader.. 1024x768 vs 1024x600 is a critical difference in screen size = scrolling effort.

by the way, im writing these lines lying on my couch, the notebook lying in front of me. try that with an ipad.
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I'm still curious to know what the iPad can do that the iPod Touch can't? Are they effectively the same machine? Because I might well get one out of the two sooner rather than later... and I want to make an informed decision.
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They are essentially the same concept the differences being the size of the viewing area, the speed of the processor (1 GHz for the iPad and 800 MHz for the Touch) and the ability to access 3G as well as Wi-Fi.

But the usability is where they differ the most. Yes you can put the Touch in your pocket, but the screen size hampers most real-life uses. The iPad of course is much larger and thus lends itself to many more possible uses such as watching videos, reading magazines and books and web surfing, but of course it is pretty big to carry around unless you have a purse, brief case or some other type of carrier.