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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. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Where do you see Austin doesn't have Saturday delivery?!
      Just playin with you

      sorry

      Quote Originally Posted by Disneyricky View Post
      How much will you have to prepay?
      All of it
    1. jedinight's Avatar
      jedinight -
      got mine 64 with extra dock.texas uses dhl fedex for the launch date!!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Is it April 3rd yet?
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      You suck Stealth! I was almost about to call up Apple and cancel my order and change it to have it reserved at the store, etc etc. *****! lol
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      You suck Stealth! I was almost about to call up Apple and cancel my order and change it to have it reserved at the store, etc etc. *****! lol
      lmao. I was thinking about changing my too. Fedex always delivers after 4 at my house
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I'd rather sit around at home till 4 and wait for it than potentially sit in line for half a day at the Apple store. That sucked doing that for the last 3 iPhones. ugh!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      haha. that's true. I pre-ordered my 3GS at an AT&T store and I was in and out in 5 minutes but I wasn't sure about the Apple Store

      Anyone notice the screen rotation button? no mute?

    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Anyone notice the screen rotation button? no mute?
      why would you want to mute? Its not like someones going to call you!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by madczech View Post
      why would you want to mute? Its not like someones going to call you!
      Its not needed. But in all the original iPad artwork that was labeled as a mute button



      screen rotation lock is actually pretty cool
    1. mytran80's Avatar
      mytran80 -
      anybody waiting for the 3g version? is wifi only good enough? i notice when you preorder tax is cheaper by $20 compare to picking up in store , chicago's tax is 10.5 % ,but apple online is charging way less in tax
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Agreed that's cool.

      Preordered 64GB 3G and 16GB wifi.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      And our moderator issued ipads?
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      just place my order for two 64gb wifi with 2 cases 2 ipad dock one for me and the other for my girl,cant wait. and yes i know ..."No Flash media, No Hulu, No Fancast, No Farmville, No real use !!!!" this thing is for my movies and games if i need flash and all that other things i can always use my archos9. hahahhahahahahaha
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      lol @ farmville
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      darnit! i deposited the money last night and cant order till tomorrow cuz its not in my account yet SUUUUUUUX
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      There will be plenty tomorrow
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      but i want it now (stubborn child face)

      hey stealth can i post news?
    1. ClerkDante's Avatar
      ClerkDante -
      Quote Originally Posted by mytran80 View Post
      anybody waiting for the 3g version?
      In a community of hackers you're likely not going to find many who are going to wait (or pay the extra) for the 3g.

      $9.99 to MyWi and I've got absolutely no need for a 3G iPad.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      These are outrageous prices for something that is nothing but a large iPhone! If they would have put OSX on it i would def pic one up, but this is not really practical! Just more **** to carry with you when your iphone does almost all of that!

      Apple - iPad - Get your hands on iPad. On day one.
    1. jedinight's Avatar
      jedinight -
      well in texas at&t has yet to go west of I-35 so unless u love edge and the super lovely GPRS!verizon mifi is the way to stay 3g!!

      i cant wait till the eyes are opened to the ipad.just like the ipod,iphone one day they will see!!!!!