Apple opens the iPad pre-order flood gates, limit two per customer

Apple has begun accepting pre-orders for its long awaited iPad on Friday in both Wi-Fi and 3G flavours, but there’s a catch - customers are restricted to two each, according to a report from AppleInsider.

Customers can expect their orders to be delivered on April 3rd if they ordered the Wi-Fi only model; should Saturday delivery not be available in a customer’s area they will receive their orders on April 5th. For those who opted for the 3G model, those devices are slated to begin shipping in late April.

Apple is also providing an in-store pick up option for its customer’s convenience, with devices being available in store between the hours of 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

The Wi-Fi only iPad with 16 GB of storage is available for $499, while it’s 32 GB and 64 GB siblings are available for $599 and $699, respectively. The Wi-Fi + 3G model is available with 16, 32, and 64 GB storage options as well at $629, $729, and $829 respectively.

Included with the iPad device is a dock connector to USB cable, a 10W USB Power Adapter, product documentation, and a SIM card ejection tool for those who opted for the 3G model. The iPad requires that users run Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, or Windows XP with Service Pack 3 on their computers, and in both cases requires iTunes 9.0.

There are also several accessories available which are slated to ship by the beginning of April, including a $39 iPad Case, a $29 iPad Dock, and a $29 iPad Dock Connector to VGA adapter. In addition, there are some accessories which are slated to ship by mid-April, including a $29 10W USB Power Adapter, and a $69 iPad Keyboard Dock.

According to a report from Mashable, Apple has already sold over 50,000 iPad devices within the first two hours of being available for pre-order. Will you be adding to those numbers? You can pre-order your iPad now through Apple's online store at

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