Apple's iPad will be delayed

A wi-fi version of Apple’s iPad will go on sale in the United States on the 3rd of April.

But if you’re slobbering to get hold of one and you’re not in the USA, you’re going to have to wait a little bit later.

Apple said it would put the iPad on sale for pre-order from March 12th.

For people itching to get their fingers on the device in the UK, Western Europe, Australia and Cana you’ll have to wait at least until the end of April before you can buy the wi-fi iPad.

Apple had said earlier this week that there were no delays to the machine. Reports had emerged that there were manufacturing difficulties with the screen which would put constraints on the supply of the machines.

The company did not say why the rollout was different from the date given at the launch – late March, worldwide.