The Apple iPad has met with astounding success in the U.S. market. Apple claimed that it managed to sold 300,000 iPads on its launch day. When Steve Jobs announced the iPhone OS 4.0, he said that in the first week more than 450,000 iPads were sold. Thanks to the heavy demand in the U.S. market, Apple has decided to push back the international release date of the iPad by a month.
"Faced with this surprisingly strong U.S. 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," said Apple in a press release.
Typical of Apple, the company also boasted about the strong sales of its product in the press release. "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 reasonâ€”the iPad is a runaway success in the U.S. thus far." As of now, there is virtually no competition for the iPad. Things will however change soon, with the launch of Meizu’s Mbook and few other Android based tablet devices. HP will also be soon launching its tablet device a.k.a Slate, which will run Windows 7.
Apple did not comment on the iPads overheating and Wi-Fi connectivity issue, which we had reported earlier.