Apple Delays iPad Accessories Until May
Apple has delayed the shipment dates of three iPad accessories, including the Keyboard Dock and the 10W USB power adapter. Both of them will not ship along with the iPad on April 3 but about a month later in May. The third accessory to be affected is the iPad case, which will arrive sometime during April. The regular dock and the dock connector to VGA adapter are the only accessories that will be available on launch day. There has been no official clarification on the reasons behind the delay. One can only speculate that pre-orders may have outstripped the company’s expectations. It is also likely that only the affected accessories are in short supply.
According to Apple’s site, the $39 iPad case will arrive in mid-April, while the $69 keyboard dock will arrive in late April, and the $29 power adapter that will allow users to charge a wall outlet rather than a USB port will have to wait until May. All three are currently available for preorder.
Other accessories, including the basic dock and dock-to-VGA connector, will ship as anticipated by April 3.