Well that didn’t take long. Apple has now sold out of all new iPad models (here in the US at least) that were allotted for pre-order sales.

Yesterday, we pointed out that shipping times were slipping to March 19th on some models of Apple’s latest tablet. But now it appears that all versions are seeing the delay…

As noted by Cult of Mac, if you go to pre-order a new iPad from Apple’s online store right now, the earliest you can have the device shipped is March 19th — regardless of color or model.

So if you’re wanting to get your hands on the new slate by launch day (March 16th), it looks like you’ll have to go hop in line at your local retail store.

Even if you don’t mind receiving your new iPad a few days late, you still may not want to hold out on ordering. Last year, it took Apple several months to catch up with consumer demand for the iPad 2 after its initial stock was depleted.

  • Anonymous

    3 days wait is ok here In the uk it is now 2-3 weeks for shipping
    Lucky for me I ordered my 64gb 4g iPad in time for 16th march delivery

  • Anonymous

    im glad i got mine at 5;45pm on the 7th..should be comng next friday!

  • Anonymous

    I can verify its showing the same thing in Canada. Shipping now on the 19th

  • KewlDewd

    This article is misleading. They are not sold out and they are still accepting pre-orders. They have simply sold as many as can be delivered by release day.

  • I dont know how peope can pe so stupid to buy that.Almost nothing has changed about the ipad and still people are buying this crap.There are much better Tablets on the market like the ipad.I would rather prefer an android device.

    • And that’s why sir you are a dick. No one gives a crap, on what you prefer. And if you did not watch the keynotes then obviously don’t know that it has a retina display, 4G, 1080p, voice recognition. Wake up and smell the apple.

    • And that’s why sir you are a dick. No one gives a crap, on what you prefer. And if you did not watch the keynotes then obviously don’t know that it has a retina display, 4G, 1080p, voice recognition. Wake up and smell the apple.

  • Marketing. They’re creating a demand by making people think that they’ve sold out. People in turn will become desperate to get their hands on one. Everyone should know that buy now, but I guess not. It’s always been their sales strategy. Jeez people. Apple does this every time. Get a clue!