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ipad US available for preorder march12, in shops April 3rd

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    Apple has announced that its long-awaited iPad will be available for purchase for consumers starting on Saturday, April 3, while pre-orders for the multi-touch device will begin on March 12.

    While the Wi-Fi model will be the only available at first, the 3G-capable iPad is expected to arrive in late April. In addition, all versions of the hardware will be available in the U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Italy, Japan, Span and Switzerland in late April.

    Preorders for the iPad will begin on March 12, with both the Wi-Fi and 3G models available for reserve from apple.com. The Wi-Fi model will be available in-store as well on Saturday, April 3. That date is just a few days later than the 60-day launch window Apple announced at the device's unveiling in late January.
     
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    Interestingly, no news in the UK yet, not even pricing!

    I like that in the US you'll be able to preorder the device for pickup at a store, I hope they do that in the UK as well!
     
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    Hmm any news on what the 3G pricing will be - presumably you'll need some sort of contract.

    Also for lthose of us too lazy to google will you be able to upgrade the flash drive with an SD card do you know ?

    oh and :mental:
     
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    Looks like a month later for the poor old UK though as usual. So much for a simultaneous worldwide launch.

    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.
     
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    ..... and the sd slot?
     
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    could be wrong but I dont believe that it has one :/

    People may make peripherals for it using the dock connector or something :/
     
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    and guess what day Jon flies back from the US?


    April 2nd!


    waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Could you not just get someone to intercept him at the airport... :evil:
     
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    funny you should say that but he's flying BA!!! they are due to announce strike!

    can you imagine if i had one before Keith! :tongue:
     
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    :taunt::taunt::taunt::taunt:

    I have friends who are arranging to fly over JUST to get the thing so unfortunately there'll be a lot of people with one before me this time :yes: I like the look of them sure but I'm not spending an extra grand to get one... unless hmmmm American secrets NY meet? :D
     
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    I got an email from the US store! there are accesories! me likes accesories
     
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    yeah! GOT to get the swish case for a start :lol:

    I think we should all go over for a new york shop :yes:
     
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    I actually nearly hyperventilated when I went to the Apple store on Fifth Avenue. No lie!

    (I also kept the bag and still have it.... 4 years later haha)
     
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    They should have used the song

    'whole world in his hands' for the ad

    see I was born to be an ad man - that and the tortoise thing :sigh:

    the accessories look excellent - the case looks greatwith it propped up and the keyboard displayed

    :mental:

    me want now!
     
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    Im still undecided if I will buy ipad :-(
     
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    I think I will be swayed the second I hold one in my hand
     
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    :unsure:I still dont understand why I need one if I have an iphone already
     
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    I think you will be able to do a lot more with it - surfing will be easier and watching videos will be as well - photos will be easier to share and pass around and email easier to compose

    In short - I'm sure the real apple boys will disagree but it does everything the iphone does in addition to being a phone a whole lot better - plus a lot else including word processing etc
     
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    me too! it answers my problem on holding the ipad all the time.
     
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    No....


    money....


    right...


    now...


    must....


    resist.... :mental:

    Arrrrrggggghhhhh!

    Tom :)macwave:... I'm not well. Not well at all!)
     

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