3G iPad launch: April 30th

After some confusion surrounding the release date of the 3G-capable iPad involving a May 7th "Ships By" date at the Apple Store, Engadget confirms today that Apple has announced April 30th as the official release date of the 3G iPad. 

The May 7th date confused customers who pre-ordered the device and received an email informing them of a "late April" delivery date. It seems like Apple is still on track to deliver in April, albeit as "late April" as you can get. 

AT&T will be offering a $29.99/month unlimited plan for the device, much like the iPhone's plan. A 250MB plan will be available for $14.99/month, and the device will come unlocked by default. There is no contract, so you're free to take it to any other GSM carrier that will support the "Micro SIM" technology Apple is implementing in the iPad.

This is all for the American release of the product. Apple has yet to release the iPad, 3G or no 3G, to international markets, and now it seems that American customers will have the 3G option before international users get any device at all. This could mean that the 3G version will be released alongside the wifi-only version internationally, but there's no official confirmation on that. 

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I feel bad for Europe, I think they were changed to the 7th last week, now changed again to end of may (more then likely 30th like this launch). Personally I think they should have releaced both at same time, it was able to be launched, just didn't want to hurt sales of the Gimpedpad-0G

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,
I feel bad for Europe, I think they were changed to the 7th last week, now changed again to end of may (more then likely 30th like this launch)

What's the problem here? We Europeans are smart enough not to buy this *** iPad with even no camera in it, no multitasking, bad keyboard, no HDMI, no flash, no 16:9, ... and this all for $500 minimum

TrOjAn. said,

What's the problem here? We Europeans are smart enough not to buy this *** iPad with even no camera in it, no multitasking, bad keyboard, no HDMI, no flash, no 16:9, ... and this all for $500 minimum

then grats to you for being a flaming troll, if you don't like it, stay out of ipad threads

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,

then grats to you for being a flaming troll, if you don't like it, stay out of ipad threads

No I will not, I'm still interested in the software and hardware of the iPad, I'm just telling I'm not going to buy an iPad as it is not worth it and I explained why.
Seems like you are a fan of the iPad, ok good for you and I respect that. I hope you will respect me, also if I am not a fan.

Edited by Carbon Fiber, Apr 20 2010, 5:01pm :

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,

then grats to you for being a flaming troll, if you don't like it, stay out of ipad threads

He can post wherever he wants to. Just because you want to masturbate to iPad articles doesn't give Apple morons like you the right to censor other people.

Sregginetahi said,

He can post wherever he wants to. Just because you want to masturbate to iPad articles doesn't give Apple morons like you the right to censor other people.

where in this entire article am I praising the ipad ?

TrOjAn. said,

I'm just telling I'm not going to buy an iPad as it is not worth it and I explained why.

you grouped all of Europe with your comment about nothing but how bad it is. Nothing was said about how your interested in anything about it, which is why I'm assuming as such

FacialTurd said,
Those prices are ludicrous, as if people haven't spent enough on the device already.

All Apple users are idiots so they will gladly pay those prices to use the worthless iPad.

29 for unlimited! We get hosed up here in Canada, that's for sure. The closest network offering unlimited data is twice as much, and only available in about 3 major cities...

koppit said,
29 for unlimited! We get hosed up here in Canada, that's for sure. The closest network offering unlimited data is twice as much, and only available in about 3 major cities...

+1 we get hosed on then we take it in the ass.

PeterKD said,

+1 we get hosed on then we take it in the ass.

The only upside to it, that I can see, is we don't have the network saturation that the US has - I've never heard of a slow iPhone or problems like in New York.

koppit said,
29 for unlimited! We get hosed up here in Canada, that's for sure. The closest network offering unlimited data is twice as much, and only available in about 3 major cities...

Well, here in the US we like to use marketing buzz words like 'unlimited' when we really mean 5GB/month. The devil is in the details.

koppit said,
29 for unlimited! We get hosed up here in Canada, that's for sure. The closest network offering unlimited data is twice as much, and only available in about 3 major cities...

unimited here in the US means we have access to it unlimited times, There is an actual data limit, they just aren't required to actually tell you about what that limit is

koppit said,
29 for unlimited! We get hosed up here in Canada, that's for sure. The closest network offering unlimited data is twice as much, and only available in about 3 major cities...

I'm on Fido with a 3GS and I pay $30/month for 6GB. Not too shabby. And I have to actively try to get above 2GB of data. It's not easy.