Confirmed: iPad hits April 3rd

Some lucky people might get something slightly better than a Creme Egg in their Easter baskets this year- Apple has confirmed an in-store pickup date of April 3rd for the highly anticipated “magical and revolutionary” iPad. (Wi-fi models only.)

Wi-fi and 3G models have a later release date toward the “end of April,” and Apple will begin taking pre-orders for iPads on March 12th. The rest of the world, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK will have to wait until the end of April for their iPads, both Wi-fi and 3G.

US pricing is as follows:

iPad will be available in Wi-Fi models on April 3 in the US for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in late April for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB.

Commenters: are you going to be first on the list for the Easter iPads, or do you want to wait and see how the first buyers react?

[via Mashable]

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