The iPad demand in the US is so huge that Apple had to make a difficult decision… delay the international sales of the device. This is really sad as I was looking forward to get my hands on the device at the end of the month. The good news is that with great sales comes great applications. A lot of people where predicting that the iPad would not sell very well. They have been proven wrong.
Find below a copy of the Apple press release:
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(TM). 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.
There you have it, no iPad for you in April International customers!