New iPad shipping date pushed to March 19

New iPad 1

In a turn of events, the new iPad that was expected to ship on March 16 will now begin to roll out on March 19. So individuals who took their time to hit the pre-order button for the latest offering may have to wait longer than they thought.

A post on TheNextWeb shares that the March 19 slip in the shipping date is extended to eager beavers situated in the U.S., while folks in the UK may have to wait for ‘2-3 weeks’ before their pre-ordered device is dispatched. Needless to say, this does happen to be much after March 19, when their pals in the West may be gearing to grab the iDevice.

New iPad 2

While customers eagerly await the latest slate, it might also help to know that sooner or later, a slab with a 9.7-inch Retina display proffering resolutions of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels will be arriving at their doorstep. The new iPad which tips the scales at just 652g, includes a dual core A5X chip as well as an integrated 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

Besides housing the aforementioned attributes, the iOS 5 gadget also features a 5MP iSight camera on the rear panel and a front-facing FaceTime sensor. Potential users can pick up the 4G LTE capable device in either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage capacities. They will naturally have the option to go in for either the Wi-Fi or 4G with Wi-Fi variant.

New iPad 3

As for the shipping date being pushed back, it doesn’t exactly go on to highlight that every last third generation Apple slate manufactured for the launch date has been sold out. However, this revelation does indicate that the company’s first online batch has been picked right out the virtual shelves in the blink of an eye.

The new iPad price begins at $499 for the Wi-Fi only variant, while the 64GB version with 4G LTE capability can be pre-ordered for $829.