Apple: New iPad 3G orders to ship ‘by May 7th,’ earlier pre-orders will still ship ‘in late April’

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadPhilip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune, “When a customer asked last week ‘will the iPad 3G models still ship on time as planned (end of April) in the US, if I order one today? Or will the 3G US orders be postponed as well?’ Jobs’ one-word answer, e-mailed from his iPhone, was a terse ‘Yes.'”

“Early this morning, we found out which of his two possible meanings was operative,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “According to the Apple Store, if you order an iPad 3G today, it will ship ‘By May 7th.'”

Elmer-DeWitt reports, “Apple attributes all this to ‘surprisingly strong’ demand for the new device.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Earlier today, Apple sent an email to those who has already pre-ordered an iPad, including us, that stated, verbatim:

To Our Valued Apple Customer:

Thank you for your recent order of the magical and revolutionary iPad 3G.

We would like to confirm that your order will be shipped in late April as communicated at the time you placed your order. You will receive a confirmation notice when your order has shipped.

You can get up-to-date information about your order, including shipping status and tracking number, at http://www.apple.com/orderstatus

Thank you for choosing Apple.

Sincerely,
The Apple Store Team

19 Comments

  1. As of his morning I have not received any such e-mail from Apple. The only communication I received was when I initially pre-ordered with ship date of late April. I checked my status on line his morning and still show ships late April. Patience.

  2. Good timing on my part. Pre-ordered a 64GB on Friday night after work and Apple’s email told me it’s still shipping late April. Too bad it probably won’t be here before a trip to NYC on the 28th.

  3. Here’s the email I received this morning:

    “To our valued Apple Customer:

    Thank you for your recent order of the magical and revolutionary iPad 3G.

    We would like to confirm that your order will be shipped in late April as communicated at the time you placed your order. You will receive a confirmation notice when your order has been shipped.

    You can get up-to-date info at http://www.apple.com/orderstatus

    Thank you for choosing Apple.
    Sincerely,
    The Apple Store Team”

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