New iPad pre-order ship dates slip to March 19

The delivery date for new iPad pre-orders in the US have now slipped to Monday, March 19. If you were hoping to be among the first to get your hands on the device, you'll now have to brave the long lines outside Apple stores on Friday, March 16, or try your luck with RadioShack's pre-order queue.

Take a quick glance at the Apple online store and you'll see that the delivery date for all models are set back to March 19. Although it's only a 3-day delay, it may just be enough to get more people to camp out next Friday. But unless you were truly hoping to spend that first weekend with the new iPad, the slight delay isn't too bad compared to the 2 to 3 weeks that UK customers now have to wait.

And there's plenty worth lining up for with the new iPad that boasts a Retina display, 4G LTE connectivity, improved camera, faster graphics, and uncompromised battery life. For more details on all the new improvements, make sure to check out our hands-on with the device as well as our coverage of its debut event.