U.S. Buyers Delay iPad for Overseas
NEW YORK - APRIL 03: Women wait in line at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue to buy Apple Inc's new iPad on April 3, 2010 in New York City. Hundreds lined up in front of the technology company's flagship New York store to be among the first in the world to acquire the device. The much heralded iPad looks to be a bridge between a laptop and smartphone. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Eager tech geeks overseas will have to wait for their iPads a little longer, thanks to the strength of American spending power.
Apple says U.S. buyers have been snapping up its iPad so quickly that it's had to delay the tablet computer's overseas debut for a second time.
Apple said it will now start taking orders for the iPad from international buyers on May 10.
In January, it said the iPad would be sold worldwide in late March. It started selling them in the U.S. on April 3, but delayed the international launch until later this month.
More than 500,000 iPads have been delivered in the U.S. since it went on sale. Apple has taken "a large number" of orders for the coming models that can go online over cellular broadband rather than solely where Wi-Fi is available.
Published at 6:49 AM PDT on Apr 14, 2010
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