Apple Blasts Through First Wave of UK iPad Pre-orders

Apple has already run through its first batch of iPad pre-orders in the U.K., which means anyone placing orders now for the multimedia tablet won’t get theirs on May 28. The company began accepting pre-orders in the U.K. only two days ago on May 10, but has already bumped new pre-order deliveries from May 28 out to June 7.

Apple launched its iPad pre-order program in  Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. on Monday with an official launch date set for the 28th.

The iPad is Apple’s new multimedia tablet device. It includes a 9.7-inch multi-touch display, runs iPhone OS, supports most iPhone apps, includes movie and music playback along with an ebook reader, offers built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, and some models are available with 3G wireless data access, too.

Apple kicked off its pre-order program in the U.S. on March 12, and released the device on April 3. It took 15 days in the U.S., however, for new pre-order sales to get pushed out.

U.K. customers that have already placed their iPad orders can still expect to get theirs delivered on May 28.