Apple Starts Shipping iPads – Confirms Retail Launch on April 3rd

Get ready guys, the device that promises to change the future of computing is on its way. Pardon me for the over dramatic introduction, but if anyone can redefine how we surf the web and consume information, Apple can!


According to reports, customers who had placed their order on the first day have started receiving shipping notices from the Apple Store. Apple has also confirmed that iPad will hit the shelves on April 3rd. Besides being available in all Apple retail stores across the US, the iPad will also be available in most Best Buy outlets. However, if you are planning to get one from BestBuy, you better be fast, as each outlet has been assigned a maximum of just 15 devices.

iPad costs between $499 and $829, depending upon the storage space and connectivity options. The cheaper Wi-Fi only models will be the ones, which will go on sale on April 3rd. 3G+Wi-Fi models are expected to be available by the end of next month.

In spite of being ridiculed for its lack of features and silly name, the iPad’s (estimated) pre-order figures have lived up to the hype. However, with several notable tablet releases imminent, it will be interesting to see if Apple can hold onto its initial momentum (something tells me that it will).

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Pallab De is a blogger from India who has a soft spot for anything techie. He loves trying out new software and spends most of his day breaking and fixing his PC. Pallab loves participating in the social web; he has been active in technology forums since he was a teenager and is an active user of both twitter (@indyan) and facebook .