The shipping out began on Monday, Mar 29. However, the company informed that the customers who placed orders after Mar 27 will not have their devices shipped before Apr 12.
The tablet computers will be available in Apple stores across the US and at electronics retail chain Best Buy.
Due to the tight supply and limited availability, Best Buy will only have the device in extremely limited quantities. According to internet reports, each store will have just 15 iPads, which includes four for display which can not be sold.
Interestingly, analysts suspect that Apple may be creating an impression that the iPads are running out to convince the consumers that the product has extremely high demand.
The official launch in United States is scheduled for Saturday, Apr 3.