Apple iPad Pre-Orders Could Begin Next Week
When the iPad was officially unveiled last month, we were teased with a March release date and rumors of pre-order date began to swirl.
The web is abuzz this weekend with rampant speculation about if and when the iPad will finally be propped up for pre-order. As it stands, there's reason to believe Apple will be primed and ready to introduce the iPad for pre-ordering by February 25th. It is believed that the pre-orders will be restricted to US customers only.
It's worth noting, of course, that the above is merely speculation resulting from "sources" familiar with the situation. But Apple has a history of releasing products for pre-order and it makes sense for the iPad to join the list - particularly amidst talk that Apple may tinker with iPad pricing based on initial interest and sales of the tablet.
In recent weeks following the tablet's big reveal, there has been considerable talk that the iPad's formal release for purchase (or even pre-order) may yield more modest sales than were originally anticipated prior to Apple's January 27th introduction of the device. Perhaps as a consequence of the widespread anger expressed from first-in-line iPhone buyers after the significant price drop that soon followed the smartphone's 2007 release, many Apple fans and potential iPad-buyers could wait a few months after the tablet's release to actually pony up and pay for the device at a lower price.
So if February 25th proves the pre-order date, will you be among the first to sign up?