Apple store customers in Canada, France and Germany may have to wait days after launch to get their hands on Apple’s “new iPad” thanks to a shortage that has already stores in those regions to sell-out of the much anticipated tablet device.
Those store locations are now promising that orders will be delivered no earlier than March 18 with most orders currently already placed being delivered on March 19.
While UK customers are being quoted the same times on the devices main Apple website, further drilling down to individual models including 4G devices shows three-to-four-week delay times based on model selection.
Most versions in the US market in the meantime are still revealing a March 16 launch day with the exception of the AT&T 4G versions which will likely be delivered after the weekend.
Even with the delayed delivery times Apple stores in most countries are still expected to receive a high volume of the new iPad models.
While short supply is nothing new for Apple iOS devices the company saw huge demand for the new iPad models on its Website this week after the company announced the product. At one point the Apple Store and Apple.com were completely inaccessible because of huge traffic spikes.
Rumors have pointed to 9.8 million iPads ready for launch.
Will you be one of the millions of people worldwide fighting over a new iPad when they reach stores or have you already secured your tablet through the company’s pre-order process?