RUMOR: Apple to launch iPad pre-orders this week

onSale - Your Computer & Electronics Superstore“According to a reliable source of ours familiar with the matter, Apple will be starting the presale of the iPad as soon as February 25th,” Alexander Vaughn reports for App Advice.

“Presale will be US only, and should be limited to the Wi-Fi version for now,” Vaughn reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s January 27, 2010 press release states: iPad will be available in late March worldwide for a suggested retail price of US$499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model, $699 for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad will be available in April in the US and selected countries for a suggested retail price of $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. International pricing and worldwide availability will be announced at a later date. iBookstore will be available in the US at launch.

[Attribution: Register Hardware. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]

13 Comments

  1. I really want the 3G model, but I’m too impatient to wait even longer than I already have, so I’ll buy the wifi model and sell it on eBay for maybe $50-75 less than retail in a couple months. Small price to pay for being part of the new revolution!!!

  2. @Sarasota

    But you WILL be able to!
    It is already the case on the iPhone. I even have an internet radio app that will happily continue to play if I put the iPhone in standby, just like the iPod app. What is significant here is that the internet radio app is third party (I think it’s called radio.be)

  3. I’ve never pre-ordered anything from Apple before, but I am definitely planning to pre-order an iPad. (I have however waited in line at 5am to get an iPhone.)

    If anyone has pre-ordered something from Apple – like an iPhone – can you tell me if they will ship what’s available when it’s available? Or do they wait until everything you’ve ordered is available and send 1 shipment?

    I am planning to order a keyboard dock, an extra standard dock, and the Apple case as well. I’m thinking I should order the iPad separately, then order all the accessories. I’d hate for Apple to delay shipping my iPad because they ran low on the keyboard docks, or cases.

  4. Whats the bet the UK pricing will be annoyingly high as usual, $500 in the US or just £500 in the UK………..!

    For instance the base macbook is $999, but over here its £816, despite the exchange rate making it equal to £645!!!!!!!!!!

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