Apple store employees will get a glimpse of the iPad on March with the device likely to go on sale March 26, according to a report at the “LA Gadgets Examiner” (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-11295-LA-Gadgets-Examiner~y2010m3d2-iPad-Apple-store-employees-will-experience-device-on-March-10).
The article says that this release date is for the Wi-Fi versions only, and that the 3G models won’t be available until April or May. Also, commercials will purportedly start airing on March 15.
When it was unveiled by Apple, it was announced that the iPad would be available in late March worldwide for a suggested retail price of US$499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model, $699 for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad would be available in April in the US and selected countries for a suggested retail price of $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model, Apple said.