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iPad 3 ship times slip back

Weeks to wait now

Apple iPad 3 aka new iPad

Order an iPad 3 now and you're not going to get one when the new tablet officially goes on sale, on Friday, 16 March.

Apple's UK website is currently listing the ship window for both black and white iPad 3s, be they Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and 4G, as "2-3 weeks".

Apple UK iPad 3 shipment estimates

So you're unlikely to get one without queuing round the block at your nearest Apple store until 26 March.

Apple UK Apple TV shipment estimates

The new Apple TV, also out on the 16th, is likewise some way off, though Apple's shipping estimates put it at "1-2 weeks" away from dispatch. ®

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