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    Smile We got a date: iPad Wi-Fi + 3G available April 30th

    iPad Wi-Fi + 3G available April 30th

    from Boy Genius Report by Michael Bettiol

    Dying to know when you’ll be able to get your hands on that iPad Wi-Fi + 3G that you pre-ordered over a month ago? Apple has just announced it will be delivering pre-ordered units on Friday, April 30th. Kicking yourself over not pre-ordering? Then head on over to your local Apple Store at 5pm that evening. Who knows; you might just get lucky.
    Press release after the break.
    CUPERTINO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that the Wi-Fi + 3G models of its magical iPad™ will be delivered to US customers who’ve pre-ordered on Friday, April 30, and will be available in Apple retail stores the same day starting at 5:00 p.m.
    iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds-thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook-and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G data network.
    Apple retail stores will offer a free Personal Setup service to every customer who buys an iPad at the store, helping them customize their new iPad by setting up their email, loading their favorite apps from the App Store, and more. US Apple retail stores are also hosting special iPad workshops to help customers learn more about this magical new product
    Pricing & Availability
    iPad is available in Wi-Fi models in the US for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available on April 30 in the US for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. iPad is sold in the US through the Apple Store® (Apple), Apple’s retail stores, most Best Buy stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and campus bookstores. AT&T is offering breakthrough 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad with easy, on-device activation and management.
    iPad will be available at the end of May in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Apple will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders for iPad on May 10.

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    Post 3G details include reduced battery life - heavier

    3G details include reduced battery life - heavier


    iPad Wi-Fi + 3G to arrive on April 30

    By Charles Starrett

    Senior Editor, iLounge
    Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
    News Category: iPad

    Apple has announced that iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models will be delivered to U.S. customers who pre-ordered in time for “late April” delivery on April 30. The new models will also be available at Apple retail stores the same day beginning at 5:00 p.m. As with the iPad Wi-Fi, Apple retail stores will offer a free Personal Setup service to each customer who buys an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G at the store, including helping them to setup email and load apps. Apart from selling for $130 more than their Wi-Fi-only counterparts, the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are also 0.1 pounds heavier, feature a prominent black strip at the top of back plate for antenna access, offer up to nine hours of web surfing over 3G, and are slightly larger than the Wi-Fi-only models.

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    Is this for real this time? They keep jumping the gun and I've seen like 4 "official" dates this week...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
    Is this for real this time? They keep jumping the gun and I've seen like 4 "official" dates this week...lol
    Yup it came out around 6 AM EDT which is 3 AM PDT.

    Multiple blogs and news sites have picked up on Apple's statement. Apple can start shipping any time now but instruct the carriers to hold the iPads until Friday April 30 so everyone gets one at the same time.

    I suspect some will get theirs on Saturday May 1 having missed the Friday release for one reason or another, say for not being present to sign for the package.


    Last edited by 4phun; 04-20-2010 at 01:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
    Is this for real this time? They keep jumping the gun and I've seen like 4 "official" dates this week...lol
    Would a direct link to Apple do?



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    Companies:

    On Tuesday April 20, 2010, 1:49 pm
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple says a second wave of iPads will reach customers' homes and U.S. stores on April 30.
    Apple Inc. started selling its new touch-screen tablet computer in early April. It can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi.
    The new models will be able to use cellular connections as well and will cost $130 more than the Wi-Fi-only versions.
    The least expensive has 16 gigabytes of storage space and will sell for $629. The most expensive, with 64 gigabytes of storage, will cost $829.
    The new models can connect to AT&T Inc.'s mobile data network.
    People can pay for the data plan one month at a time.
    Apple says people who pre-ordered the 3G iPads will also receive them on April 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4phun View Post

    iPad Wi-Fi + 3G to arrive on April 30

    The new models will also be available at Apple retail stores the same day beginning at 5:00 p.m.
    What time or even will they be available at Best Buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny Burnett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 4phun View Post

    iPad Wi-Fi + 3G to arrive on April 30

    The new models will also be available at Apple retail stores the same day beginning at 5:00 p.m.
    What time or even will they be available at Best Buy?
    It said Apple Stores not 'Buy Mart'. I think it would be funny to see an episode of Chuck where the 'Ring' using those Android Ring phones is trounced by NSA and CIA using the iPad. The good guys already use an iPhone in just about every episode.


    Am I the only person who noticed this battle between good and evil play out on a TV series?


    Last edited by 4phun; 04-20-2010 at 08:06 PM.

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    That certainly is "late April"

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    Let me see from china it took what 4 days to get to san diego ca.
    Thru alaska first then thru fedex hub in the midwest then back across to san diego.

    As long as the frickin thing gets here!!!


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