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Wi-Fi versions of the iPad will be available this Saturday

For those of you looking for something "magical" in the words of Steve Jobs, Apple will begin selling its much hyped iPad this Saturday in its retail locations starting at 9 AM. Those that pre-ordered the devices early from Apple's website will receive their units by Saturday. Those that waited a while longer to pre-order online will have to wait until April 12 for their iPads to arrive if they don't feel like heading down to one of 221 Apple retail stores or "most Best Buy stores" which will stock the device.

“iPad connects users with their apps and content in a far more intimate and fun way than ever before,” said Jobs. “We can’t wait for users to get their hands and fingers on it this weekend.”

For those that come into Apple stores to purchase an iPad, a "free Personal Setup service" will be made available. Apple Geniuses will help setup your email or download apps to your iPad. Just don't expect the same service from Best Buy without some kind of Geek Squad fee attached.

The only units available this Saturday will be the WiFi-only iPads. IPads which feature 3G connectivity will not be available until later this month. The iPad features a 9.7" screen, 16GB to 64GB of NAND flash storage, a 1GHz Apple A4 ARM processor, Bluetooth 2.1, and 802.11n. Interestingly, those wishing for a camera will have to purchase a $29 iPad Camera Connection Kit.

Wi-Fi-only iPads are priced at $499, $599, and $699 respectively for 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models.

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RE: Have to admit
By omnicronx on 3/29/2010 11:03:37 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks for your completely bias comment, you've added so much to the conversation. As though power suddenly ceases to drain when you go into sleep mode.

I have never owned a single Apple product, they have crammed nothing down my throat. If I see a product that suites my needs within an acceptable pricepoint, I will be more inclined to buy it, I don't base my purchases on a brand name. In fact aside from my laptop, I have never bought a brand name computer. I have been making my own machines since I was 13 years old. (Well I owned an Apple II with an amazing monochrome monitor(not black and white, but black and yellow!) that could play the best game in the world.. ghostbusters!, but I did not buy it ;) )

I already have a computer, I already have a laptop that I HAVE to use for work. Another full fledged computer does not make sense for me, if I did not already have a laptop then it would be a different situation.

RE: Have to admit
By omnicronx on 3/29/2010 11:15:40 AM , Rating: 2
A **** sorry man, I can't read, I thought you were responding to my post on the other thread...

*goes and sits in a corner*

RE: Have to admit
By inighthawki on 3/29/2010 7:05:30 PM , Rating: 2
That's funny because I've left my laptop in sleep mode for 2 days straight once and it wasn't even under 60% power yet, and batteries have improved since my laptop was released. I'd call 120+ hours of battery life pretty decent.

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