updated 09:00 am EDT, Tue April 20, 2010
Retail availability to only start at 5PM
The 3G-capable iPad will be available in the US on April 30th, Apple has announced. Early pre-orders should be delivered as the day goes on; Apple Stores, however, will only begin selling the device at 5PM local time, in contrast with the morning launches of the Wi-Fi iPad on April 3rd. 3G models are set to cost $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB.
On top of this people will have to pay AT&T $15 per month for 250MB of 3G data, or $30 for unlimited bandwidth. Data plans can be canceled at any time. Apple also remarks that the iPad 3G is slightly heavier than the Wi-Fi edition, weighing 1.6 instead of 1.5 pounds. Pre-orders made from Apple today will not be delivered until May 7th.