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Huge iPad demand causes delay for online buyers

Customers pre-ordering the new iPad will have to wait up to three weeks to receive the tablet device even though it will be on sale in-store on Friday,
Written by Ben Woods, Contributor
Apple's new iPad was announced on Wednesday and is due to go on sale from Apple's retail stores on Friday March 16. However, the ordering process on the company's online store in the UK and US says that pre-ordered iPads will be dispatched in "2-3 weeks."

A spokesman for Apple said that demand for the retina display-equipped device had been "off the charts", forcing it to make the change to the expected delivery dates. Other new features include a quad-core graphics processor and faster data network capabilities in comparison to the iPad 2.

This story was originally published on ZDNet UK.

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