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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. bendrumin's Avatar
      bendrumin -
      I was promised a april 30th date for delivery, but now says may 7th, might just head to ridgedale mall, MOA is too hectic, I worked there when the iphone was first released.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      For some reason I just don't like that mall. Both are the same distance from me but just hate going to that mall more it seems.
    1. bendrumin's Avatar
      bendrumin -
      once the store in uptown opens off of Hennepin, im going there.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Did not know we were getting a third one!!!!
    1. bendrumin's Avatar
      bendrumin -
      Yeah, its opening where the uptown bar was. Its being based off of the scottsdale az store, all windows. Construction ends mid june.
    1. FerrariCUBU's Avatar
      FerrariCUBU -
      Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
      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 .
      Good idea. Otherwise you might get your pinky ripped off
    1. bendrumin's Avatar
      bendrumin -
      Its just a pinky
    1. muqtada123's Avatar
      muqtada123 -
      So it means i have to wait a year since my country will take a turn for its launch
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      it will take ages to come out in the UK/England
    1. Pipper's Avatar
      Pipper -
      I preordered mine in plenty of time to receive it by April 30, but it still hasn't shipped. If it's still in China on the 30th, I'm going to Best Buy or the Apple Store and try to get one there.
    1. lexquiles's Avatar
      lexquiles -
      I bet their holding off on showing the shipping date cause of the craziness that happened when the wifi dropped. UPS was overwelmed with the 10000000000000000000000000 calls they were getting for impatient soon to be iPad owners. Trust me I am in the same boat with waiting for my 3g to be delievered and I don't even get to play with it the day it is delievered cause I will be somewhere else... I am just happy I at least have my wifi at the moment
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      As Lex says they are probably holding the transit data back. They did this for the wifi version. Peoples delivery tracking stayed the same till the day before the delivery. Mine actually didn't even say it was on the truck it just showed up at my door.
    1. Pipper's Avatar
      Pipper -
      That's good to know. Oddly, my camera connection kit has shown as being in Memphis all day today, but now it shows as having an international shipping release in anchorage. Weird.