If you’ve left one of your browser tabs open to the Apple Store for the past seven days, your payoff is finally at hand. As promised last week, Apple made the iPad available for online pre-order on Friday morning, meaning you must now once again reset your countdown clock timer for the device’s ship date of April 3.
All models of the iPad can be pre-ordered, but the versions with the optional 3G radio won’t ship until late April. There are three Wi-Fi configurations: the $499 16GB version, the $599 32GB version, or the $699 64GB version. The three 3G models will cost $130 more than their respective Wi-Fi counterparts–$629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB. Of course, getting 3G service will require a 3G data plan from AT&T at an additional cost. Apple allows each customers to pre-order up to two iPads.
Now We knew iPad pre-orders were starting tomorrow, but now we know exact time, its 8:30AM ET, or 5:30AM on the West Coast.