iPad to Hit US Shelves April 3

You love it, you hate or you're indifferent but you cannot ignore the iPad and the slate PC market it's gunning for.

Announced earlier this year, the Apple iPad will now be available in the US on Saturday, April 3 - the Wi-Fi model that is and late April will see the availability of the Wi-Fi + 3G model. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April, which is also when international pricing will be announced. The iPad will be shipped to additional countries (yes that includes us) later this year.

From March 12, US customers can pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from Apple’s online store or reserve a Wi-Fi model to pick up on Saturday, April 3, at an Apple retail store.

“iPad is something completely new,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

iPad will be available for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB.

The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB.

Published Date: Mar 06, 2010 11:16 am | Updated Date: Mar 06, 2010 11:16 am