The Tech Herald

Apple suffers iPad shortage pre-orders delayed

by Steve Ragan - Mar 12 2012, 14:45

Apple suffers iPad shortage pre-orders delayed. Image: Apple.

According to Apple, customer response to the iPad 3 has been off the charts, and due to this, the promises made to those who pre-ordered the device that it would arrive on launch day have been retracted.

Those who pre-ordered the newest iPad were told that they would arrive on launch day, March 16. However, the overwhelming demand for Apple’s latest toy has forced a delay. As things stand now, pre-orders through Apple’s online store will ship on March 19 in the U.S. and March 22 in Australia.

Moreover, orders in France, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and the U.K., are delayed by 2-3 weeks, Apple explained. In Hong Kong, the iPad is simply listed as unavailable, while AT&T and Verizon are taking names and placing them on a waiting list.

As mentioned, the new iPad, with its Retina display, A5X chip & quad-core graphics, 5-megapixel iSight camera, and 1080p HD video, will be available in black or white on Friday, March 16, at Apple stores nationwide with a cost of $499 USD for Wi-Fi and $629 USD for 4G.

If you don’t have to have the latest and greatest, the iPad 2 is down to $399 USD.

Around the Web

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

Chevrolet shows off the 2015 Colorado with digital experience

Chevrolet has launched a new website to show buyers all the bells and whistles available on ...

Mazda to debut CX-3 and MX-5 at Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda has announced plans to premiere the new Mazda CX 3, its new compact crossover SUV, at ...

Ford issues safety recall for 204,448 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX

Ford has issued a safety recall for 204,448 of the 2007-2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX in No...

Mopar Previews SEMA Custom Rides

We have added a set of pictures released by Mopar ahead of the SEMA Show. Mopar are bri...

Audi R8 Competition – The Most Powerful Production Audi Ever

Audi has revealed details of their new super-fast Audi R8 Competititon — the most powerful a...