Feeds

UK iPad ship date slips

First UK units now all allocated?

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Looking forward to picking up an Apple iPad when it goes on sale here at the end of this month? If you're planning to put in an advance order, you may have a little longer to wait.

Apple's UK online store is now saying the "magical" gadget may not ship to pre-order punters for more than a week after the iPad goes on sale.

Due on 28 May, the tablet will now ship "by 7 June", the site says.

Apple may, of course, simply be managing expectations. The site's stated ship window allows any time up to that date. But it suggests the UK's initial allocation of online-sourced iPads has now been used up, leaving whatever units Apple has assigned to its own retail outlets.

Even in the US, Apple's online shop there says newly requested iPads will go out a week to ten days after you place your order.

All of which is a sign that Apple is still having trouble getting enough iPads into its sales channels to satisfy demand.

Apple last week claimed it had sold more than a million of the things.

We notice that eBay has a fair few iPads on offer: quite a number of new ones from buyers seeking to capitalise upon on the short supply, but also a lot of Wi-Fi only models that fans want to dispose of now that the 3G version is available. ®

Review Apple iPad

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.