Apple iPad available in the US on April 3, pre-orders start this month
If you’re hoping to buy an Apple iPad in the US this month, you’ll be disappointed to find out that the Cupertino company’s first tablet will only be available starting April 3 – so those rumors about production problems may be true.
Of course, it’s only the 3G-less iPad that’s going to be available on April 3. For the 3G version of the tablet you’ll have to wait until the end of April – when both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G iPads will also be launched in Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Japan.
As a reminder, the prices for the iPad’s various versions will be as following:
- Apple iPad 16GB with Wi-Fi: $499
- Apple iPad 32GB with Wi-Fi: $599
- Apple iPad 64GB with Wi-Fi: $699
- Apple iPad 16GB with Wi-Fi and 3G: $629
- Apple iPad 32GB with Wi-Fi and 3G: $729
- Apple iPad 64GB with Wi-Fi and 3G: $829
“iPad is something completely new. We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before,” says Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
I’m not sure how something that looks just like a bigger iPhone can be completely new, but anyway.
Starting March 12, US customers will be able to preorder the iPad through Apple’s online store.