The ship date for iPad pre-orders, originally set to guarantee delivery by April 3, had been pushed back to Tuesday, April 12, and the the option to reserve an iPad for pick-up at an Apple Store has disappeared from Apple.com entirely, reports “Fortune” (http://macosg.me/2/1k).
However, those who had pre-ordered before March 27 are still scheduled to get their iPads next Saturday. At least those who ordered the Wi-Fi only versions will; the Wi-Fi + 3G model will hit US store sleeves in late April. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.
The Wi-Fi iPad sells for a suggested retail price of US$499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB models. 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. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.