Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Apple Begins iPad Pre-Orders in U.S.
As reported, Apple has begun accepting pre-orders for the Apple iPad in the U.S. Apple Store. While U.S. customers can pre-order any of Apple's six iPad models (three Wi-Fi and three Wi-Fi + 3G) beginning today, only the Wi-Fi models will be available on the launch date of Saturday, April 3rd. Customers purchasing Wi-Fi + 3G iPad models will need to wait until late April to receive their orders. iPad pre-orders are also limited to only two per customer.
Wi-Fi devices are being promised for April 3rd delivery. If you prefer to reserve an iPad at your local Apple store, visit http://www.apple.com/retail/reserve/ and follow the instructions.