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  • iPad Available for Pre-order Today


    Unless this is your first day visiting planet Earth, there's a good possibility that you're already quite familiar with what makes today's date - March 12th - quite significant in the Apple-fan and at-large tech community. Today marks the date that Apple's long awaited tablet computer known the world over as the iPad officially goes on sale for pre-order.

    Beginning at 5:30 a.m. (Cupertino, California time, of course) customers who order any of the three Wi-Fi versions of the tablet can expect delivery (at home or in store) on April 3rd. Additionally, on that occasion, the iPad will go on sale at all US based Apple stores.

    As we already know, the Wi-Fi models (which will be released to the public first) can be purchased at starting prices of $499. It won't be until late next month, however, that the three iPad models designed to work over 3G will hit the market.

    All eyes will be on Apple today and industry analysts will be watching the initial public interest in the iPad very closely - and not just in the US. By the end of next month, the iPad will be widely available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

    In anticipation of the release, Apple's stock has continued to explode, proving a big winner for Nasdaq in the last twelve months - a time frame that has seen Apple's stock double in value.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad Available for Pre-order Today started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 80 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      There's going to be a lot of pre-orders! Can't wait to have one of my own.

      Ordered: And now we play the waiting game!
    1. Jmona's Avatar
      Jmona -
      I agree with Steve-z17 it's gonna be aweome inspite of the lack of a front facing cam and flash anyhow I don't kiss flash on my iPhone so I can totally do without it :-)
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      If were talkng about pre order here... why would someone "pre order" their iPad on ebay?!? I mean you pay sooo much more and still get the iPad at the same time?! I mean dont the people think a little bit? 760$ for the 16GB wifi model that u can get in a apple store for 499$!

      16 GB Wifi 760 + $

      can someone explain the phenomenon to me??!?
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      sooo pre-ordered this. NOT
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I am hitting the refresh every 2 mins
    1. ClerkDante's Avatar
      ClerkDante -
      Quote Originally Posted by madczech View Post
      can someone explain the phenomenon to me??!?
      People in general are stupid, and there's always going to be someone willing to take advantage of that.

      Not only is the "winner" of this auction going to pay significantly more for the item, but they'll also get it like a week later than if they had pre-ordered from Apple directly.

      Some people just aren't very bright, and so far, there's 42 of them on that auction.
    1. vikas3saraswat's Avatar
      vikas3saraswat -
      MY ORDER DONE YES
      64 gb with cover
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ me too
    1. ClerkDante's Avatar
      ClerkDante -
      64GB with cover for me
      16GB for da wife.

      Way to easy to spend $1300 sometimes.
    1. hoppy1028's Avatar
      hoppy1028 -
      64gb + case here
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      64 gb with case
    1. hoppy1028's Avatar
      hoppy1028 -
      i love reading comments about it elsewhere, cnn has people commenting and someone said..."No Flash media, No Hulu, No Fancast, No Farmville, No real use !!!!"
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Hitting the pre-order button with the fury of a thousand suns.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^Some people will buy 2 ipads and resell it for $1000 for the 16gb on ebay anyway cuz apple stores may be miles away.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Hitting the pre-order button with the fury of a thousand suns.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ and the quick reply button
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      16GB WIFI on order... maybe I'll sleep on my front porch the night before just to make sure I don't miss the delivery truck!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      It says it delivers the 3rd only if you have Saturday delivery. Poor Austin
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      How much will you have to prepay?
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      It says it delivers the 3rd only if you have Saturday delivery. Poor Austin
      Where do you see Austin doesn't have Saturday delivery?!