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New iPad : UK Customers To Wait For Up To 21 Days

Customers looking to buy the new iPad (formerly nicknamed the iPad 3) in the UK will have to wait at least 14 days and up to 21 days to receive their brand new tablet.

All twelve SKUs, the white and black ones, in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions and across 3G and WiFi will be dispatched within two to three weeks according to Apple's website.

All other Apple localised online stores like France or the US are also showing the same delivery period which shows that the product is still very much in demand despite its predecessors having sold tens of millions of units already.

Apple and its resellers will start selling the new iPad from the 16th, this coming Friday, with the cheapest model cost £399 and the most affordable 4G model costing £499.

The device boosts five major improvement on the previous iPad 2; a 2,048 by 1,536 pixels display, a seriously beefed-up GPU, 4G LTE connectivity on some models, 1GB RAM and a five megapixel camera.

We will have a live blog running on Friday the 16th of March , that will display updated stocks of the tablet across the UK as well as providing with the cheapest deals available.

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