Apple has officially announced the launch of their revolutionary and wildly magical iPad to take place on Saturday, April 3rd in the U.S. for Wi-Fi enabled models starting at $499. Wi-Fi plus 3G versions of the device will go on sale in late April according to Apple.
Pre ordering will begin on March 12th, for US customers who choose to pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus 3G models directly from Apple’s online store or reserve a Wi-Fi model for pick at an Apple retail location on Saturday, April 3. Rumors of big iPad shipping delays proved to over-hyped on a slow week of Apple news.
“iPad is something completely new,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”
It's been reported that Apple store employees will have a chance to manhandle the iPad for training purposes beginning on March 10th. The report also makes claims that "People who camp out for the iPad launch will receive a "special gift." on April 3rd.
Special launch day tee shirts have been typical fare at Apple stores for new product releases. Our crack team of failed hack news boys will be taking our place in line to ensure snagging anything Apple plans on dishing out. Especially if it's a custom iPad iMaxi case with an embroidered Apple logo on the back.