iPad Pricing and Availability

AppleThe new iPad from Apple was released yesterday. It will come is a few different configurations. You can get it with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage. You can also get it with or without the 3G connection for an extra $130. The non 3G version will be available within 60 days and for added 3G it will be 90 days. Below is the pricing structure:

$499 – 16GB wifi
$629 – 16GB wifi + 3G
$599 – 32GB wifi
$729 – 32GB wifi + 3G
$699 – 64GB wifi
$829 – 64GB wifi + 3G


The 3G service will be available in the US through AT&T for $14.99 for 250MB per month or $29.99 for unlimited per month. There is no contract and no cancellation fee. The iPad will be unlocked so you can use it with any carrier that supports micro SIM cards. It’s also a data only connection. There are possibilities of VOIP calls but no phone app comes with it.

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  1. I think anyone that gets this should consider the wifi only version. And if you have a jailbroken iPhone 3G or 3GS with MyWi installed you can just tether your 3G connection through the iPad’s wifi connection. I’m not buying the iPad but I think it’s a total waste of money for what you currently get. Stick back at Apple and tether the iPhone with it. ;)

  2. Google voice or Vonage app might work for VOIP. To bad there no cam or video…

    • If it had a camera (for Skype or iChat) and Flash like my netbook it would be a wrap. I am very disappointed. I was really looking forward to the product. Oh well.

  3. the reason this will do well is because it will simply revolutionize the textbook industry. a few years down the road and you will see many high schools (and 99% of wealthy high schools) and most colleges adapt to this type of system. any hs or college student salivates at the idea of bringing this around with having virtual copies of every book (that will take up less than a single gb total)… hello new standard.

  4. I dont see the 3g a good selling point unless that have edge network also.. Which carrier is going to handle the networking?

  5. So we have the following costs:
    iPad 64Gb, wifi – $699
    keyboard dock – $69
    case – $39
    sd/USB kit – $29
    other dongles – ?
    total – $836

    for a closed system?! Compare that to hackintoshable netbook for $300 max and $30 snow leopard install disc.

  6. Hey toNYc311, thank you for the advice. You are right. There is no point of buying this if it does not have the WiFi in it.

    As far as the pricing goes, this is too expensive. Apple has to reduce the price if they really want to sell this.

  7. Dancrossin13 says

    When they say 3G that’s in addition to Edge & Wifi. This iPad will do well, consider schools, realtors that can access the MLS while walking through a house showing it, use it on the treadmill, keep the kids quiet on trips, makes a bigger GPS for the passenger navagater, the uses for this device are endless. But in order to see that we will need to look at not such a self serving use.
    Really no laptop or iPod touch or iPhone is needed but we have wanted, obtained, & made them into a need. Sit back and watch this thing take off.