iPad available April 3

Apple’s magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in the US on Saturday April 3, the world’s most admired company said Friday.

Beginning a week from today, March 12, US customers can pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from Apple’s online store or reserve a Wi-Fi model to pick up on Saturday, April 3, at an Apple retail store.

According to sources the slight shipping delay for the Wi-Fi iPad is due not to hardware production issues but to Apple putting the final touches on the software for the device.

“iPad is something completely new,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a Friday post on the company’s Web site. “We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

Apple’s iPad is a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, playing games, reading e-books, and much more. Its high-resolution Multi-Touch display lets you interact with content — including 12 innovative new apps designed especially for iPad and almost all of the 140,000 apps available on the App Store. At just 0.5 inches thick and 1.5 pounds, iPad is thinner and lighter than any laptop or notebook. iPad will be available at the breakthrough price of just $499.

Apple’s new iPad has generated lively debate even before it hits the market. No device could have matched the hype and buzz generated before Jobs’ demo. Apple stock has shot up to a new all-time high of 219.70, besting a previous high of 215.59, which it hit on January 5, 2010.

Although Dutch Apple fans needs to wait a little longer. Soon you’ll finally be able to get your hands on the tablet.

Will you get your iPad at lauch?, let us know in the comments.

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