Looks Like Yet Another Delay For iPad In Australia

Looks Like Yet Another Delay For iPad In Australia

It’s already been delayed twice, so will another week really matter? Apple’s online store is now showing a shipment date of June 7 for the iPad, despite Apple only announcing last week that the device would be available from May 28.

Renai LeMay at Delimiter notes the delay, though it’s not yet clear whether that means that customers who have already ordered will get their shipment on the original date, while later buyers have to wait, or if everyone will be affected. Massive sales in the US have seen the international launch of the iPad held back. This week has seen Telstra and Optus release iPad data plans, but we’re still waiting on similar details from Vodafone. UPDATE: Nick at Gizmodo (who actually had this story ahead of Delimiter, though we didn’t notice at the time — bad Lifehacker!) says existing orders won’t be affected, and Apple have since confirmed that.

iPad ship date slips to June 7? [Delimiter]


  • hmmm…
    rather than doing the work of a proper journalist and checking to see if indeed the shipping delay affects everyone, including pre-purchasers, you imply that all orders are now delayed until 7 june.
    great work…

  • Are you still grinding that Apple axe Angus?

    People that ordered with the May 28 date will get it on May 28. Simple. You just can’t accept it that the device is selling so well that all of the pre-order quota has been taken up can you? Now all new orders won’t be guaranteed until June 7th.

    Is that clear? The date didn’t slip, they just sold out. There’s a strong demand. If your late ordering, you just slip to later in the queue.

    I think it is becoming clear that you are not a journalist, you don’t do research, you just copy news stories or read them badly and comment. Either that or you’re even worse, a biased or paid off journalist with an axe to grind.

      • Yes, I was a bit too insulting, I apologise, I shouldn’t have gone that far. I wasn’t knocking your abilities as its clear you know how to write or present an issue. But I’ve been annoyed at some headlines lately that suck me in to an article only to find that things weren’t as they seemed.

        And you particularly seem to have an issue with Apple. Which in my mind is a bias.

        I know that they’re a pig of a company on a lot of issues. I’m not interested in their practices, I don’t care for office politics or reality TV either. What I care about is what is avaliable as a service or a product.

        I don’t wan’t to know about which product is winning the sales race or which stock value is climbing or tanking; that should be kept to the business sites. A tech site shouldn’t care about those things as that shows fanboism. Although at this point, I should say that Lifehacker is probably one of the least fanboish sites on the web, which is why I often frequent it.

        I guess what I’m asking is that you leave your obvious dislikes in the drawer and just present facts. Please.

        Disclaimer: I do own some Apple products and enjoy the ones I have. But I own more NON Apple products, than the other way around. I am and have been a Windows developer since the mid 80’s. Meaning, I’m not a fanboi, I just like good toys and like to learn about them.

        Again, apologise for my harsh attack.

        • No worries, apologies accepted. And I will keep an eye on the tone in the Apple coverage here (there’s bound to be a fair bit of it in the next few weeks!)

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