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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 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Same five guys who feel it's necessary to tell us in every thread they are not buying one.
      Lol yeah. It blows my mind how much time some people will spend trying to knock a product just because they don't like it or because they don't want to get one! If people just spent a little less time hating in their lives, the world would be a better place...and everyone would own an iPad
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      I didn't order the ipad today I ordered a white MacBook!
      so why are you posting this in a iPad pre-order thread?

      and i hope its a good macbook pro, not that air that i see on your info....macbook air is a fem pad lmao i kid man i kid
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      ClerkDante, you made my day. I'm with you on this one...I don't understand why people who insist they won't buy one have to tell everyone about it...do you put that on your facebook too? "I'm NOT preordering this new product!!!" And the reply from everyone with common sense(even the ones that won't order it too) is....why the hell did you post that in the first place, and why would we care then, if you AREN'T buying it? Be done with it, already, and go buy whatever other product you want. People seem to think their opinions on products are the end-all be-all and the world needs to agree with them...
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      I didn't order the ipad today I ordered a white MacBook!
      Even though you posted this in the iPad pre-order thread... Congrats hope you enjoy your new toy!

      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Lol yeah. It blows my mind how much time some people will spend trying to knock a product just because they don't like it or because they don't want to get one! If people just spent a little less time hating in their lives, the world would be a better place...and everyone would own an iPad
      Very well said.... thanks for being positive!

      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      ClerkDante, you made my day. I'm with you on this one...I don't understand why people who insist they won't buy one have to tell everyone about it...do you put that on your facebook too? "I'm NOT preordering this new product!!!" And the reply from everyone with common sense(even the ones that won't order it too) is....why the hell did you post that in the first place, and why would we care then, if you AREN'T buying it? Be done with it, already, and go buy whatever other product you want. People seem to think their opinions on products are the end-all be-all and the world needs to agree with them...
      Another good statement! We don't care about who doesn't want one we are sharing the excitement of ordering one! If the iPad can be modded many will be buying it!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Well if Apple sold 100,000+ units just yesterday alone and the first shipment is projected to be only 300,000 units I wouldn't wait too much longer or you won't be able to get it April 3rd. Sucks showing up to buy something just to find out they're out of stock and you have to show up every day to check back... and then they only get in like 20 units. (remember the 3GS? )
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      just ordered two 16GB.. I had to buy my wife one to justify why I want one..lol. Good thing I have mywi on the iphone so I can connect to the internet for free :-) I like the idea of watching a movie on it and not killing the battery and its a bigger screen size than the iphone...I cant wait.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Just ordered the 16GB and case myself.... hubby bought it for my birthday present! Happy about the iPad but not about my birthday... Ugh! Was going to get the 64 GB but I never fill any of my gadgets up... so I think 16 GB will be enough for me... its just going to be another toy for me anways..... if I like it and they come out with a new model next year I will get larger.... I am pretty excited to get it! Just in time for my birthday!
    1. mytran80's Avatar
      mytran80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      so why are you posting this in a iPad pre-order thread?

      and i hope its a good macbook pro, not that air that i see on your info....macbook air is a fem pad lmao i kid man i kid
      WTF Bro why you hating on the macbook air ?it beats the competition in super light weight portability laptops , and yeah it is also insanely sleek , your joke not funny.....
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      good news good news
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Don't know if anyone else noticed this but order my iPad and case today... iPad is supposed to arrive 4-3 but the case won't be here until 4-20...... I hate it when this happens!
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      I ordered mine the first day at 5:30 am and the case is going to arrive together it says...good thing I didn't wait..
    1. kylen721's Avatar
      kylen721 -
      anyone think this is going to have resale value? I already ordered a 32gig wifi for myself but in my haste I forgot the case so since I am planning to make another order I was thinking I might just order a 16gig and case to sell on ebay or craigslist when it comes out
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      With the iPad's like iPod Touch interface, do you think Saurik will make a new Cydia? Will we even have Jailbreak?!?
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      Quote Originally Posted by Disneyricky View Post
      With the iPad's like iPod Touch interface, do you think Saurik will make a new Cydia? Will we even have Jailbreak?!?
      now if that really happened and the ipad joined the cydia jailbreak list, i would reconsider buying an ipad just for the fun of jailbreaking it.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      the iPad will be jailbroken. Check the front page on the 10th.
    1. sane's Avatar
      sane -
      can't wait to try and jailbreak this thing. Order a 64Gb model - can't wait.
    1. GVForces's Avatar
      GVForces -
      This ipad is like an overgrown iPhone... it only has one function more than my 3GS and that's the ebook reader. but if i want to read something it's much more interesting and healthy to read a book than a ebook! and you can still get the amazon kindle ipad just sucks and a tablet computer without flash ? I was really going to buy one of these if it apple would have gotten smart and put mac os x in there! They would have been able to take over the entire netbook market in a year! This is by far the stupidest thing apple has done! I was really waiting for it to come out and i would have bought it but instead i got one of these new macbook pro 13" or whatever with keyboard backlight and everything. everything beats the ipad
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      just got this from apple few mintues ago... :-)

      Dear Bryan Moore,
      We are pleased to inform you that one or more of your items has shipped. Please see the details of the shipment below. If you ordered more than one item, they may ship separately.
      - The Apple Store
    1. kylen721's Avatar
      kylen721 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GVForces View Post
      This ipad is like an overgrown iPhone... it only has one function more than my 3GS and that's the ebook reader. but if i want to read something it's much more interesting and healthy to read a book than a ebook! and you can still get the amazon kindle ipad just sucks and a tablet computer without flash ? I was really going to buy one of these if it apple would have gotten smart and put mac os x in there! They would have been able to take over the entire netbook market in a year! This is by far the stupidest thing apple has done! I was really waiting for it to come out and i would have bought it but instead i got one of these new macbook pro 13" or whatever with keyboard backlight and everything. everything beats the ipad
      uh a little late man those complaints happened like a month ago

      anyway got my shipping update but now I might be out of town on saturday! might not get mine until monday... boo
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I read on one of those tech sites, can't remember which, UPS is actually having double the normal drivers to ensure they make the delveries. I am sure UPS doesn't want to make Apple angry by coming back and saying we couldn't deliver all of them.

      My status is still processed to be shipped. But it still has the April 3 delivery date.