3G iPads due on 30 April

Apple has announced that customers who've pre-ordered iPads that come with 3G capabilities will be receiving them on 30 April, and that its shops will begin selling them at 5pm that day.

The release follows the availability of iPads that only contained Wi-Fi capabilities. Apple reckons that the 3G edition will be able to cope with 9 hours of web surfing over the 3G data network, which is provided by AT&T. There'll be a free setup service offered in retail stores, that gets consumers set up with email and a few applications.

Pricing is set at a $130 boost over the Wi-Fi-only model. That means that 16GB version will cost $630, the 32GB version costs $730 and the 64GB model is $830. Expect those prices to rocket when the device comes to Britain, or at the very least Gibraltar. The device is due to make it to these shores in late May.



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