Well, today’s the day, folks. March 16, 2012 marks the arrival of the device with the stupidest name ever (ok, maybe not quite).
Yep, it’s the new iPad, or iPad third gen, successor to the iPad 2, with all the very slight improvements we’ve come to expect from a spanking new iDevice.
It’s early days, but we’re not hearing any stories of in-store punch-ups just yet. Why anyone would bother trying to grab the new iPad from the Apple store on launch day when it was available to pre-order is beyond me.
Mind you, there’ll inevitably be those who missed the boat before the shipping time leapt to 2-3 weeks, alongside hordes of new iPad diehards who can’t be bothered sitting around waiting for a courier. Me first! Me first!
The new iPad grabs the price baton from the iPad 2, so that’s:
- 16GB Wi-Fi only - £399
- 16GB Wi-Fi and 4G - £499
- 32GB Wi-Fi only - £479
- 32GB Wi-Fi and 4G - £579
- 64GB Wi-Fi only - £559
- 64GB Wi-Fi and 4G - £659
If you fancy a data bundle, we did a little story on Three Mobile’s new iPad tariffs yesterday. Check it.