We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,018 News Articles

US to get iPad 3G before UK Wi-Fi pre-order date

Apple continues to put US first

Apple is planning to launch the 3G version of the iPad in the US before the Wi-Fi version can even be pre-ordered in the UK.

 

The Wi-Fi version of the iPad was made available in the US at the beginning of this month, with sales exceeding 300,000 on the first day.

Now the company has revealed the 3G version will hit US shelves on May 7 - that's three days before Brits are able to pre-order the iPad, after Apple said last week it was delaying the UK launch due to "higher than expected demand" in the US.

Initially, the iPad was expected to be launched in Britain at the end of April.

However, last week Apple said pre-orders will commence on May 10 with deliveries taking place at the end of May.

"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," Apple said last week.

See also: Apple iPad sales exceed 300,000 on day one


IDG UK Sites

7 coolest 3D-printed objects: Body parts, houses, camera lenses and even pizza

IDG UK Sites

iOS 8 review: Hands on with the iOS 8 beta

IDG UK Sites

Thinking robots: The philosophy of artificial intelligence and evolving technology

IDG UK Sites

Sharknado 2 VFX: how The Asylum created CG flying man-eating sharks