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Apple Pushes iPad UK Delivery Dates Even Further

Exceptionally high demand for the iPad tablet in the UK has forced Apple to postpone the expected delivery date of the device for the second time, pushing it from the 7th of June to errr... June.

This could mean that Apple has seriously underestimated the forecasted number of iPad it would sell. It has already sold more than one million in the US in the first 28 day period and some estimate that it is selling as many as 200,000 iPad a day.

The iPad will be launched this Friday in the UK and only the initial batch of customers will be able to get their hands on the God-like device on the launch date. Otherwise they will have to wait for a few weeks.

Both the Wi-Fi and the 3G version have been hit by the delay. Apart from Apple, DSGi's stores will also stock the device from the first day although we're unsure how many of them will actually have it in stock and in sufficient quantity.

PCWorld already has a dedicated "iPad has arrived" page here but it is still blank (opens in new tab). We will be covering the official launch of the iPad live from Apple's flagship store in Regent Street, London from early Friday morning.

You can already bookmark our landing page here (opens in new tab) where you will find the livestream; we have also launched a contest inviting prospective and current iPad owners to get up to £500 worth of iPad accessories (including iPad Apps and Apple iTunes Credit) simply by submitting the list of accessories they'd like to have. Simples!!!

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.