iPad Day Officially Kicks Off 9AM Saturday at Apple Stores and Best Buy

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In case you forgot, Apple's sent out a helpful reminder: Saturday is iPad day. 9AM, to be precise. And yes, iPads will be at Best Buy too. iBooks also official launches on April 3. So, who pre-ordered?


Pricing & Availability

iPad will be available in Wi-Fi models on April 3 in the US for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in late April for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores, most Best Buy stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and campus bookstores. The iBooks app for iPad including Apple's iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store in the US on April 3.

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Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.




While I'll admit I'm eager to play with one, I'm not eager enough to:

1. Spend 500 bucks on something I don't need

2. Spend 500 bucks on first gen hardware on day 1 (hell, I bought a 3G on day 1 and was one of the poor bastards burned by apples activation servers going kaput)

3. Fight the hoards of Fanbois that I'm sure apple is praying turn out for the day 1 event.

I've only recently decided that I can really justify the purchase of an ereader...which is really all this would be to me...however for half the price I could pick up a nook or kindle 2. Like the ipad, the kindle DX just screams "pay too much for an ereader". In fact, the more I read about the features, the more I'm thinking I may order a nook today.