Apple have confirmed that preordered iPad WiFi + 3G units should arrive with buyers on April 30th, though the company's online store currently lists a May 7th expected delivery date. The press release also says that Apple's retail stores should have stock of the WWAN-enabled iPad in, though not until 5pm on the 30th.
As with the WiFi-only models, there will be three versions of WiFi + 3G iPad. Starting price is $629 for the 16GB iPad - a $130 premium over the non-3G - while 32GB and 64GB units will be $729 and $829. 3G service itself is provide by AT&T in the US, with 250MB for $14.99 and unlimited data for $29.99 per month.
Interestingly there's no minimum contract and activation/management is all handled on the iPad itself. For more on the iPad, check out the full SlashGear review.
[via Everything iPad]
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Models Available in US on April 30
CUPERTINO, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple® today announced that the Wi-Fi + 3G models of its magical iPad(TM) will be delivered to US customers who've pre-ordered on Friday, April 30, and will be available in Apple retail stores the same day starting at 5:00 p.m.
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad's revolutionary Multi-Touch(TM) user interface. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds--thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook--and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G data network.*
Apple retail stores will offer a free Personal Setup service to every customer who buys an iPad at the store, helping them customize their new iPad by setting up their email, loading their favorite apps from the App Store, and more. US Apple retail stores are also hosting special iPad workshops to help customers learn more about this magical new product.
Pricing & Availability
iPad is available in Wi-Fi models in the US for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available on April 30 in the US for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. iPad is sold in the US through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores, most Best Buy stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and campus bookstores. AT&T is offering breakthrough 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad with easy, on-device activation and management.
iPad will be available at the end of May in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Apple will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders for iPad on May 10.
*Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.