iLounge has done a great, detailed review of the new iPad WiFi + 3G. Although they give the device an overall rating of B+ and recommend it, they make it clear that AT&T is letting down the side, or as the label of one section of the review reads:
Harsh Reality: AT&T Still Sucks, And Its $15 Data Plan Is Awful
They are not impressed with the 3G speeds they saw in testing in four separate US states, which they found did not live up to their ‘superfast’ billing.
So today is The Day. Or The Day Part 2. It’s another iPad launch day – this time for the lovely new iPad WiFi + 3G models.
I’ve already seen quite a few tweets saying new iPads have arrived. I hope if you’re waiting on Fedex, that they arrive soon. Or if you’re waiting to visit a store later to pick one up, I hope the remaining few hours pass quickly for you. Maybe spend some time checking our some of our iPad app reviews, iPad tips, or use cases.
We’ll be posting some more ‘starter’ type tips soon as well.
If you do grab a new iPad today, share your first impressions and thoughts in the comments.
Lots of reports on the web today of shipping confirmations for iPad WiFi + 3G models, for their promised delivery dates of this Friday, April 30, presumably.
Apple stores and Best Buy and other chosen outlets should have them in stock on Friday – starting at 5:00Pm I think – as well.
I am still thinking on whether I can swing a trade-up to a 3G model. I’d have to sacrifice storage space though – drop down from 64GB to 32GB. Will be mulling that over for a while longer.
So … any of you awaiting a Friday delivery of an iPad 3G? Or planning to go get one at a local store?
Steve Jobs is on the job again, answering customer questions. In this case, confirming that Best Buy outlets will have iPad WiFi + 3G models available on the April 30th release day for them.
If you have local Best Buy this may be good news – though on the original launch day I believe they had very light stocks – around 15 per outlet, 5 of each size (16/32/64GB). So if you’re planning to acquire one at a Best Buy outlet, you may want to get there very early.