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Longer wait for a UK iPad if you haven't pre-ordered yet


For those outside the US who have been patiently waiting for the iPad to launch Internationally, you are in for a bit more of a wait if you haven't already pre-ordered your new Creative device.  It is being widely reported that new orders at the online Apple store are being slated for delivery 'by June 7th', with Pocket Lint quoting an Apple spokesperson as saying, "Demand for iPad has been off the charts. We are working hard to get iPads into customers' hands as quickly as possible".

Although another delay is annoying, that's only just over a week after the official launch date of 28th May, so it is not a major delay really. It does show that demand is high for Apple's new device in the rest of the world too, and if it carries on this way, we may be in for more delays as demand increases.  So get your pre-orders in now before the wait gets any longer.

What a lot of people don't realise though is that this delay is for pre-orders, of course.  There is still a chance, though, that you can get an iPad on launch day by pitching up at an Apple store and joining the queue.  Nothing definite has been said about the stock levels that Apple's stores will have, as Pocket Lint says, and the estimates weren't entirely accurate for the US launch with many Apple stores left with stock afterwards, so there is hope for those desperate to get their very own iPad on launch day, two weeks tomorrow.

If you are planning to queue up outside an Apple Store on launch day we would like to hear from you in the comments.  And if you are going to queue up, let us know if you can help us out by sending photos, video or e-mail comments from the queue for our Launch Day coverage.


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