Apple announced today that the iPad will be available in the US on Saturday April 3rd, and pre-orders start next Friday, March 12th.
CUPERTINO, California—March 5, 2010—Apple® today announced that its magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.
Beginning a week from today, on March 12, US customers can pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from Apple’s online store (www.apple.com) or reserve a Wi-Fi model to pick up on Saturday, April 3, at an Apple retail store.
Good stuff. The release is about a week later than the rumored March 26th date, but it’s nice to finally know the real deal on when we can get our hands on one.
Image Source: sonnyholmes.typepad.com
Availability of Apple’s forthcoming iPad may be limited when it launches later this month, due to an "unspecified production problem" that could restrict the number of shipped units to just 300,000.
Apple Insider and others are reporting today on this one analyst’s warning that unspecified production issues could cause lower than expected numbers of iPads to be available on its expected release later this month, or even cause a delay of a month for the release. .
Wow – this is my least favorite Apple rumor in a long time. Now that it’s March 1, we are down to just a few eek wait for an iPad if the original sixty days from announcement (which was made on 1/27) is still on.
If there are limited numbers available, I wonder what the scramble will be like for pre-orders and lines at stores etc. Really hope this rumor proves unfounded.
Via: Apple Insider
Source: begeek.fr via Gizmodo
Apple Insider has a report up today on the A4 chip that powers the iPad, that includes some estimates on what Apple has invested to produce the chip. The article also includes some good detail on the chip itself, and is a good read:
From the good folks at AppAdvice.com:
According to a reliable source of ours familiar with the matter, Apple will be starting the presale of the iPad as soon as February 25th.
There’s not really any more detail that than, so take this with liberal grains of salt and so forth, but it sure would be nice.
In the meantime, you can visit Apple’s Notify Me area of their iPad pages to get an email sent to you when it is available to order: http://www.apple.com/ipad/notify-me/
I’ve recently run a series of posts sharing details of some of the key tech specs of the iPad. You can find those HERE.
There are still quite a few other areas of the specs I haven’t posted on yet though – from wireless and cellular details to audio playback, TV and video, and Mac and Windows system requirements.
To see the complete tech specs for the iPad (or as much as Apple cares to share anyway) go here:
I somehow completely missed this in amongst all the iPad coverage last week. I’d been checking out the details of Apple’s line of iPad accessories at their site, but had not spotted any prices for them.
In catching up on my RSS feed reading over the last day or so, I got a chance to read some first look post at iLounge.com, covering each of the five Apple iPad accessories. Here are the prices listed for the five items:
- Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit: $29
- Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter: $29
- iPad Dock: $29
- iPad Case: $39
- Pad Keyboard Dock: $69
These all seem about what we’d expect from Apple, nothing outrageous or spectacular pricing wise I’d say. I’m looking forward to seeing all the other choices we’ll have for cases, docks, keyboards and more from third party manufacturers.
An amazing, beautiful, huge, phenomenal, unbelievably great, far better, condensed version of Steve and Co’s iPad announcement last week. These have become a standard after every big Apple event, and I love ‘em. :)
Everyone who wants to get their hands on the upcoming new iPad from Apple has got to wait 60 days (from the day of the launch event – January 27th). If you’d like to get an email notification when the iPad is available to be ordered, here’s where to go:
You just fill in your name and email address and you’re set.
Here’s how Steve Jobs summed up the new iPad at the Apple launch event jut a couple of days ago:
Our most advanced technology in a magical & revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.
It’s going to be lots of fun seeing whether the new device can live up to those lofty words.
On Wednesday Steve and Apple put an end to all the frenzied rumors and speculation, and announced the iPad. Reactions to the long-awaited and much-anticipated new device have been all over the board. I’m excited about the iPad. I want one, and will certainly get one on Day 1, and I’m excited to blog about this new device and especially about the apps that will run on it and the uses we’ll find for it.
Wednesdays launch event was long and full of a lot of information. Read on for some of my quick thoughts on what we heard …