If you were looking at importing a 3G iPad from the US in defiance of the delayed local release, it looks like you might be stuck with a slight delay there too. The US Apple store has gone from showing a shipping date of ‘late April’ for 3G iPads to 7 May across all 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.
It’s unclear whether this applies to previously sold iPads or just those ordered from now onwards. Either way, it’s further evidence of Apple struggling to keep up with the demand. Let’s hope the Australian ‘late May’ release doesn’t slip to early June soon after pre-orders begin for us on 10 May.