3G iPads Go On Sale April 30 In U.S.

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Cupertino, Calif. - The WiFi + 3G versions of the

Apple iPad

will go on sale in Apple stores, Best Buy stores and other outlets on April 30, meeting Apple's previously announced late-April timetable.

Consumers who preordered on Apple's website between March 12 and April 18 will get their models delivered on April 30. Consumers who have ordered after those dates will get their orders shipped by May 7, Apple said.

In Apple stores, 3G iPad sales will begin at 5p.m. on April 30. Information on when sales will begin in Best Buy stores on that day was unavailable.

Outside the U.S., iPads will be available at the end of May in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. Apple said it will announce international pricing and take online pre-orders on May 10.

The Wi-Fi versions of the iPad are available in the U.S. at suggested retails of $499 for the 16GB version, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will retail for a suggested $629 for the 16GB version, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB.

In the U.S., the iPad is sold through Apple's online store, Apple's retail stores, most Best Buy stores, select Apple authorized resellers and campus bookstores. Prepaid cellular data service is provided by AT&T, which offers on-device activation and management.


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