Apple delays launch of iPad in UKStrong US demand delays UK iPad launch until May

14 April 2010

Apple iPad

Apple has delayed the UK launch of the iPad due to strong US demand.

Apple's portable media device was due to launch in the UK this month, but Apple has now announced that the date will need to be pushed back until May 10th when the company will announce international pricing and begin to take pre-orders.

Apple iPad on pre-order from May 10th in UK

Apple claims that it has sold more than 500,000 iPads since its launch in the US, and that this 'surprisingly strong demand' has caused Apple to make the 'difficult decision to postpone the international launch'. 

For more information on the Apple iPad, check out our hands-on Apple iPad video review

The announcement may encourage UK consumers to try and order an iPad from the US. If you'd like to try and do this, then you may find our recent import an iPad news story worth reading.

You can also hear all about the iPad in our special iPad podcast

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