Apple starts pushing back iPad 2 launches

Those poor iPad 2 fans in Czech Republic. They’ve just been told the bad news that the tablet won’t be available on the 25 March, as promised by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple at its official launch.

It seems demand has been so high in the US that some countries are starting to lose out on the initial planned launch date.

Czech Republic will now have to wait until the 25 April, according to the Apple website in that region.

The iPad 2 launched in the US on 11 March and is still selling like hot cakes, a fact that's prompting some to question whether or not Apple has enough stock to meet launch expectations in other countries - like the UK.

Those so far unaffected by delays are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and, of course, the UK.

A quick glance at those websites and the iPad 2 holding pages are all still staying 25 March – good news.

Just to make doubly sure that the UK wouldn’t be seeing a slipped launch date, Pocket-lint has phoned both London stores, both Manchester stores, Birmingham and Lakeside, and all are saying that they still expect stock on the original date. 

The sales rep at Birmingham said "as far as we know", but that's about as juicy as it gets.

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