Well, tomorrow is when iPad pre-orders start. So I’ve been staring at the iPad pricing page and trying to work out which model I want to order tomorrow – always assuming pre-order can be done with guaranteed pickup at a local Apple store on April 3rd; if it is home delivery promised on a Saturday I’ll pass on pre-order and go stand at a store for one.
I’m pretty sure now that I’m going to go for the 64GB WiFi model. I’m sure about the WiFi model, as they’re available on Day 1 and I just won’t wait a few weeks more for the 3G model.
I then plan to spend my first few weeks with the iPad sizing up how much (if at all) I miss 3G and looking at other options for always-on connectivity. If I decide I really must have the 3G model, I’ll look to sell the WiFi model and move up.
I’m opting for the 64GB model because I always feel like I’d like to do my best to not leave myself scraping for space. I imagine newspapers / magazines / books may end up taking up a fair chunk of space for me, especially as some of those are bound to build in multimedia elements. Right now I never put much by way of video or TV shows on my iPhone, but on that bigger screen the temptation to do so will grow. And of course I’ll be an iPad apps junkie.
Accessories for the iPad are also on my mind. A few I think I’ll be grabbing straight away are:
— The Apple iPad case – just because I’d like to be able to compare it to some of the others that will be hitting the market.
— The iPad Keyboard Dock.
— A BT keyboard (probably an Apple one) and a Pogo Stylus.
That’s my plan as of now. I’ll likely continue mulling this over right up until it’s time to pre-order. Speaking of which, I don’t recall seeing what time pre-orders commence. I guess this may be a good night to stay up until just past midnight Pacific (Apple) time and see if it’s all go by then. :)
What are your plans? Will you be pre-ordering? Which model and accessories are you after?