We're getting reports out of the UK this morning that the new iPad won't be meeting its scheduled delivery date of March 16th, "despite [Apple's] best efforts and those of [its] shipping partners." Our tipster was told that his updated delivery date is the following Tuesday, March 20th — but a quick search of Twitter suggests that a good number of people are being told the 21st as well. It's unclear exactly what led to the delay; as with many Apple products, it's reasonable to suspect that the company is producing and shipping the iPad at full tilt and it can only fly so many cargo planes out of Hong Kong per day, but that's little consolation to those who've been put on hold.

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Thanks, theeoin!