This is ridiculous. Now British iPad developers be a whole month behind most of their customer base (the US is the biggest market even for most UK developers)! Can't Apple at least find a way to get iPads into the hands of the many developers over here, even if regular users wouldn't be supported?
We're being held back weeks for no good reason and will have to organize getting them sent via intermediaries or hop on a plane to pick some up.. which is a crazy, unnecessary waste of money. As such, we'll miss out on being early on the iPad App Store which is a massive disadvantage. Poorly played, Apple.