Thursday, April 15, 2010

Will the iPad Delay Increase Demand or Cause Heartache?

Well it looks like Canadian “early adopters” are going to have to wait longer than expected to get their hands on the iPad. Although consumers worldwide hoped to have access to the new tablet-style computer by late March, Apple announced yesterday that they will have to wait until late May.

Even though this is the second delay for the international launch, I imagine that Apple investors are feeling pretty confident! With U.S. sales of 500,000 in the first week, the level of demand is not only encouraging, but according to Apple, it's “far higher” than expected.

And the success isn’t expected to slow down. According to an article written by eWeek.com, Morgan Stanley has predicted that Apple could sell 6 million iPads in 2010 and roughly 7 million in the first year. Apple said they will start taking orders for the iPad from international buyers starting on May 10. For those of you who can’t wait, you can always take a trip south of the border and try your luck there. With the dollar at parity, there’s no time like the present.