Apple To Ship Wi-Fi iPad On April 3rd; 3G + Wi-Fi Model In Late April

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Apple helped us all get over everything we had just seen at CES byintroducing an all new product in their notoriously tight product line,but few details were available at the event for consumers who wereready to buy now. We broke down the pros and cons of the iPad, which isthe first major tablet PC to garner mainstream attention in the newdecade, and now Apple is ready to break down some numbers themselves.

According to a new press release from the California-based company, theiPad will be available in the United States starting on Saturday, April3rd. That's only for the Wi-Fi models though; the 3G (AT&T) + Wi-Fimodels will not ship until "late April." We're actually kind ofperplexed by the ship date. A Saturday seems like a strange day to makea flagship product available given that it would receive far morecoverage during the week, but we're guessing that Apple either knowsthat the media will cancel their weekend plans to cover the launch orthat April 3rd is the absolute earliest that the first batch of iPadunits will be available. Given the buzz around the product, we doubtthat Apple is keen on shipping them any later than they have to.

Starting a week from now, on March 12, U.S. customers can pre-orderboth the Wi-Fi and 3G + Wi-Fi models from, or they canreserve a Wi-Fi model at an Apple retail store. Will you be one ofthose who commits before even getting the chance to play with one? Orare you taking things more slowly to see if it is really worth the hype?
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What hype? All the hype I have heard other then Apple spew has been that it sucks. Seriously, why do I want to spend so much money on an over sized iPod? Even alot of Apple Fanbois are iffy about this thing.

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acarzt replied on Fri, Mar 5 2010 1:14 PM

One fanboy I was speaking with seems to think it's revolutionary lol Personally... I don't see it.

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Mar 5 2010 1:21 PM

Yeah; I think in general it seems to be the fanatics only, at least to a great degree. The iPhone pack in many cases at least from what I've seen recognizes this for what it basically is, an oversize iPod Touch/iPhone combination. It will be interesting to see how it performs market wise when they release it. Either way I think a lot of people are going to be very disappointed, but we will see.

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Its not a over sized iphone because an iphone can make calls and more :P lol.

@Acarzt well those are the only people that's going to really be excited to buy it (apple fan boys)

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Xylem replied on Fri, Mar 5 2010 10:01 PM

I have a couple of people here, who obviously are iPhone owners and they seem to be overtly excited about this stupid thing!!

Really tried explaining what the iPad can really do, only to realize they were so dumb that inevitably they would buy it!! Stick out tongue

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Inspector replied on Fri, Mar 5 2010 10:45 PM

HEY! i'm a iphone owner! :( lol but i don't give a **** about the ipad -.-

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What the heck, they're only 99 bucks, get one!

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JoelB replied on Mon, Mar 8 2010 1:38 PM

Don't you mean $399?

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