iPad 3G to be Available on April 30th in U.S., Camera Connection Kit Shipping

Apple announced that the 3G version of the iPad will be delivered to pre-order customers in the U.S. on Friday, April 30th and in retail stores starting at 5 p.m. the same day. The Wi-Fi version of the iPad became available on April 3rd, while the 3G version has lagged behind.

Meanwhile, Apple has begun shipping the iPad Camera Connection Kit to customers. The kit allows iPad owners to download digital photos to their iPad using a USB or SD Card interface. There have been reports that the USB interface may also support USB audio, opening the door for 3rd party audio devices to connect.