According to a press release recently published by Apple, their new iPad device—both Wifi and 3G models—will be available for pre-order on March 12th. The WiFi models will be able to be picked up or reserved in the Apple Store for April 3rd, while buyers who want the WiFi/3G model will have to wait until late April to get their hands on the product.
As far as pricing goes, you can expect the following for WiFi models: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. If you’re interested in 3G models along with WiFi, the prices are$629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. The decision between the WiFi vs. 3G iPad will be a tough one.
While the above dates and prices are for the United States, the press release also states, “iPad will be available in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models in late April in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. International pricing will be announced in April. iPad will ship in additional countries later this year.” Furthermore, the iBooks application for the iPad will also be available for download from the App Store on the 3rd of April.
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