iPad WiFi + 3G preorders now shipping

With Apple's iPad WiFi + 3G models going on sale in-store this Friday, April 30th, it's little surprise that online preorder customers are now being alerted that their tablets have been shipped.  9to5Mac are among those to receive the shipping update, and while Fedex themselves are only quoting a "late April" delivery, Apple has previously said that buyers should expect it to arrive at some point on Friday.

Of course, if you're undecided you can still head down to your local Apple Store – or, Steve Jobs tells us, your nearest Best Buy – to check out the 3G-enabled iPad in person.  Stocks won't be available until 5pm on the 30th, however.  The Apple iPad WiFi + 3G is priced at $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB and $829 for the 64GB; 3G service can be activated on the tablet itself, is contract-free, and costs $14.99 for 250MB of data or $29.99 for unlimited data.

Still undecided about the Apple iPad?  Check out our launch day review, analyst Michael Gartenberg's review, and our skeptic's review.