iPad’s international release delayed

The Apple iPad, following unprecendented sales in the first week of its American release, is to see its international release pushed back by a month to 10 May. The decision by Apple came after 500,000 units were sold in the first week, 300,000 on the first day of sales. In a press release issued by Apple, the company blamed the delay on the huge demand for the product in America, which it said had been “surprisingly strong” and that “demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks”.