Apple announced that iPad will hit the US markets by April 3, 2010. The initial roll-out would be only the Wi-Fi models and the 3g+Wi-Fi models, with AT&T connectivity will hit the markets late April.
Beginning a week from today, on March 12, US customers can pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G iPad’s from Apple’s Web site.
iPad is expected to include 12 new innovative apps designed especially for iPad and will run almost all of the more than 150,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®. The App Store on iPad lets you wirelessly browse, buy and download new apps from the world’s largest app store. Developers are already creating exciting new apps designed for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch interface, large screen and high-quality graphics.
Apple has been aiming the iPad squarely at e-book readers like Amazon.com’s Kindle. And in its news release Friday, Apple said that an updated version of its iBooks app that will include Apple’s iBookstore will be available as a free download on April 3 in the United States, with additional countries to be added later.