The Americans have stolen our iPads! Well, not exactly. But Apple announced on Wednesday that it would delay the launch of its iPad tablet outside the U.S until the end of May. The reason: strong demand in the U.S, where more than 500,000 iPads (at $499 US each) have been sold since Apple’s early-April launch of the product. Tech-savvy Canadians might be peeved, but Apple hopes they can turn their frowns upside down. “We know that many international customers waiting to buy an iPad will be disappointed by this news,” said an Apple statement. “But we hope that they will be pleased to learn the reason—the iPad is a runaway success in the U.S thus far.” Rogers Communications (which owns Maclean’s) will run the iPad on its network.
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