Apple has announced that the Wi-Fi-only version of its long-awaited iPad tablet will launch on Saturday, April 3 in the United States, with the 3G model launching in late April. U.S. customers will be able to pre-order both Wi-Fi-only and 3G iPads from Apple’s online store, or reserve a Wi-Fi model for pick up at an Apple retail store, beginning on March 12. Internationally, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April, with additional countries coming later this year.
“iPad is something completely new,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “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.”