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Apple iPad launch set for April 3rd

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Mar 2010 12:48 User comments (9)

Apple iPad launch set for April 3rd Although first announced with a March release date, the Apple iPad now has an official new launch day, April 3rd.
Analysts and consumers had expected a March 26th launch.

Although Apple would not specify the reason for the delay, analyst Peter Misek reported last week that the tablet was seeing "unspecified production problems," and Apple was not happy with the amount of tablets that would have been available by the end of March.

The Wi-Fi-only devices will be the first available, and will cost $499 at minimum. 3G-capable versions, which sell for $699 minimum, are coming at a later date with an AT&T contract.

Would-be buyers can start pre-ordering on March 12th.

The devices will go on sale internationally in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. in late April as well.

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9 user comments

15.3.2010 16:53

So what? I hate Apple! Oh wait, I'm not one of those boneheads...but I do still question how well this product will sell.

25.3.2010 17:03

Lol.
$499 for the inferior version. That's just stupid.

The 64GB, 3rd Gen iPod Touch isn't even $400 and I'd much rather buy that.

36.3.2010 1:14

Originally posted by kikzm33z:
Lol.
$499 for the inferior version. That's just stupid.

The 64GB, 3rd Gen iPod Touch isn't even $400 and I'd much rather buy that.
I'd rather have the android...but this device is not intended for the heavy user, or even those who know about computers, or even those who might do a bit of research before spending $800. It is designed and intended for the braindead masses that have somehow come to the conclusion that Apple makes good computers and Toyota makes safe cars.

46.3.2010 1:28

3 words, P.O.S.

56.3.2010 1:59

i still cant believe they named the product iPad. I mean, who thought of that?

Does anybody know how much someone has to pay per month for the AT&T 3G version? I think the price tag is pretty steep too..

66.3.2010 3:15

I'm just surprised they did not try to counter the android by making the "iRobot". I wonder if they will have unique names for the higher-end models...I think that top-of-the-line models should be called the "Big Brother".

I am guessing AT&T will charge more for the data plan on this, since they cannot tack on a $70 per month fee for phone service, and the web is (slightly) more useable on the larger screen (it still isn't the 'complete internet' promised by apple 3 years ago at the launch of the first iPhone...it does not even have flash support, let alone silverlight)



76.3.2010 13:01

Originally posted by dragnandy:
i still cant believe they named the product iPad. I mean, who thought of that?

Does anybody know how much someone has to pay per month for the AT&T 3G version? I think the price tag is pretty steep too..
$30 for unlimited, as cheap as most phone data plans.

Source:
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/21447.cfm

and

I watched the entire launch of the player :p

86.3.2010 14:16

wow, in about 2 years, you basically paid for another iPad with 3G capability.

97.3.2010 21:54

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
3 words, P.O.S.
Preface that with "Steaming."

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