Alright, to clear out confusion regarding the recent change in the delivery date of iPad pre-orders on the Apple Store, Apple made an official announcement stating that the iPad Wi-Fi +3G will ship on April 30 to those who pre-ordered earlier than this week. Likewise, it will also be available on Apple retail store at around 5:00 PM, on the same day that Apple starts shipping these iPads.
The confusion started yesterday, when Apple puts a May 7 shipping date for the iPad Wi-Fi+3G on the online Apple Store. Many thought that Apple moved the shipment date of the said iPad model to the said date. Â Many got worried and irritated perhaps because those who pre-ordered the said iPad earlier thought that their magical device will not be ship during the last week of April.
It turns out that the May 7 shipping date apply only to those who just placed their order this week, starting yesterday. Among those people is yours truly.
Aside from this, nothing much has changed from the previous pre-conditions relating to the release of the iPad Wi-Fi+3G model. Price-wise, it’s still $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. In line with the release of the 3G iPad, AT&T also announced that it will be offering a “breakthrough” 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad users.
Now, before you jump for joy since April 30 is just a few days away and start ordering your iPad in the hopes of getting it on April 30, well you’re in bad luck as the April 30 shipment does not apply to you. If you order the said iPad now from the Apple Store, the May 7 shipment day applies.
And if you’re not from the U.S., it might interest you to know that Apple will start accepting pre-orders for the iPad on May 10 in Australia,Â Â Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Â International pricing is yet to be announced.
Originally posted on April 20, 2010 @ 12:25 pm