If you're an iPad fan and were hoping to pick up one of the popular units when they arrived in your country, you'll have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on one. According to Apple, the "iPad is a runaway success in the US thus far," so international shipments won't begin until the end of May.
"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."
For those that live in other countries, pre-orders begin on May 10th. InternationalDogs, I'd love to hear from you - does the delay affect your plans for a shiny new iPad? Sound off in the comments!