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  • iPad 3G Available April 30th

    The promised "late April" delivery turned out to be just about as "late" in April as any delivery could be.

    Today, Apple announced that their iPad model that serves up both Wi-Fi and 3G will be delivered on April 30th in the US to all customers who pre-ordered their device. Best of all, folks who pre-ordered their iPad 3G and arranged for home delivery could get their hands on the new tablet several hours before their in-store-pick-up counterparts. You see, Apple will only make the iPad 3G available in stores at 5:00 PM on April 30th.

    Earlier this week, we at MMI reported that many iPad buyers were growing restless in fear that their iPad 3G would not arrive in late April as advertised. Some confusion set in further when Apple posted on its website that the iPad 3G would not begin shipping until May 7th.

    That particular word of caution, however, was intended solely for people who purchased an iPad 3G from that day forward. All pre-ordered iPads were never in danger of being shipped later than late April, Apple says.

    While it seems like the iPad has already been around for an eternity, the basic Wi-Fi model just debuted April 3rd. Hundreds of thousands of sales have prompted Apple to delay international shipments until late next month, which is a full month removed from the earlier estimate. Apple, however, will at least begin taking international pre-orders on May 10th.

    The iPad 3G will be rolled out at a price of $629 for a 16-gigabyte model, $729 for 32 gigs, and $829 for the 64-gig model.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 3G Available April 30th started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. domaid's Avatar
      domaid -
      Good, I wonder how long till its released in the uk.
    1. metaljay's Avatar
      metaljay -
      end of June (as the wifi is set for end of May here)
    1. gumby579's Avatar
      gumby579 -
      Any word on the 3G's being available at Best Buy on release day?

      I pre-ordered one for myself but would like to pick one up so I can quit driving 80 miles to repair my mom's PC
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I can't wait for this to come out. Not because I want one, but because we can all focus on 4th gen iPhone launch afterward
    1. lexquiles's Avatar
      lexquiles -
      It figures... I fly out April 30th 7am so I can't even get my 3g until I get back from my trip I guess I'm stuck with my Wifi model for an extra 3 days!!!!
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      I just saved 130 dollars by switching on my wifi
    1. Prox's Avatar
      Prox -
      I can't wait for one reason one word


      It has been told that geohot will be releasing the first jailbreak for the iPhone/iPad 3.1.3/3.2.

      So stoked time is getting closer and closer just a week away.
    1. dr0herb's Avatar
      dr0herb -
      I sure hope your riGht about the jailbreak
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaljay View Post
      end of June (as the wifi is set for end of May here)
      End of June is really close to the iPhone 4th gen unveiling, officially that is. I think that might stop people buying it and it will be way overpriced.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Cant wait to get my 3g jailbreak hahahahaha.
    1. Jimmy2times's Avatar
      Jimmy2times -

      I bet Ipad and 3.1.3 iphone Jailbreak is released same day
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      mmmmm jailbreak
    1. Gyngabread Man's Avatar
      Gyngabread Man -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy2times View Post

      I bet Ipad and 3.1.3 iphone Jailbreak is released same day
      i love those pics
    1. FerrariCUBU's Avatar
      FerrariCUBU -
      Well, we FINALLY know when it's going to arrive. I'm a bit pissed about the date though. I mean, April 30th... the last possible day. Come on Apple.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Well they did say late April, but come on after 5 PM is pushing it lol.

      Like another site said it could be ATT's fault again. It is giving them as much time as possible to get some network spots up to speed before it hits. Seeing as people without ATT contracts will probably be buying them, which means new customers and more bandwidth strain.
    1. MJedi's Avatar
      MJedi -
      So for the US retail release, will it be May 7 or April 30? I'm a bit confused.

      I'm also wondering if the WiFi+3G will be available from Best Buy, since I can use some Reward Zone certificates and earn points, as well as take advantage of 18 months interest-free financing.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I will be getting one on the 30th
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      The day that stores sell them will be April 30th. The May 7th is when they will have the next batch of online orders ready.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Just go to the store on the 30th and hope for the best
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      That is what I am kinda planning, but dread the mall of america. May just run to payless shoes and buy some cheap shoes and throw the iPad in that bag .