Great the ipad is doing way better than expected!
But why follow it up with a comment that effectively points out that America is the priority Market as it is for everything Apple and everyone else should bask in Apples success to fully stock the US and not give anyone else a piece of the pie.
The worst bit is that when it does get released we know we will have to pay more for it too, late and more expensive the Apple international way!
Don't get me wrong, I understand supply issues, I really do, just don't make a comment about how we should be happy that only the US is getting the ipad due to high sales!
It wouldn't sound very good if Apple were to say that half of your Apple resellers were getting one iPad to stretch the supply over the world either. I do think it would be interesting to see what the reaction was in our press if Apple were to release in another country first, but they are trying to win the press and publishers in the united states over to use the iPad as a reader so it probably wouldn't be a good idea. It also makes more sense to do a United States launch first because most of the retail stores are here.
Steve said you should be happy because it is a success. That is great because there will be more (and less expensive) software and content coming out for the iPad. A larger market means more developers and more economy of scale. It also means that Apple should refresh the product more often and this will not become another Apple TV.