Preorders for New iPad Commence After Few Glitches
This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the new iPad will be available for preorder beginning today.
As you might have expected, any time Apple announces a new product for preorder, the floodgates open and web traffic wreaks havoc on the online Apple store. Such was once again the case today.
With error messages and page crashes immediately reported across the blogosphere, there's clearly a strong buyer interest in the third-generation iPad. And we're pleased to report that the traffic fiasco has settled (to a degree) and preorders are being accepted with any major glitches for the time being.
Apple says the new iPad will reach buyers on March 16th. As MMi reported earlier, prices range from the low end at $499 to the high end at $829, depending on storage capacity and wireless radio. Apple WILL continue to sell 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 for $399 and the 3G model for $529.
The first countries to get the new iPad next week include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan.