Gallery: the iPad pre-order process (updated)

Gallery: the iPad pre-order process (updated)

Summary: The iPad went on sale this morning at around 8:35am ET (at least by my clock) via Apple's Web site. Check out this short gallery of the pre-ordering process.

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The iPad went on sale this morning at around 8:35am ET (at least by my clock) via Apple's Web site. The site offered two options, a) have it shipped to you on April 3, or picking it up in a local Apple Store on April 3. Being an Apple freak, I did both.

Apple also imposed a two iPad limit per login, but you could order two for delivery and two for pickup for a total of four, which I did. One peculiarity I noticed about the shipping: after clicking Pre-order > from the online store > 16GB Wi-Fi, the order summary on the right hand side says:

Delivers on April 3rd Free Shipping

What's peculiar is that Apple also offers a "2-3 day shipping" upgrade for $12 (or $14 for two). Why on earth would anyone need to pay extra for "2-3 shipping" when the free shipping option "delivers on April 3rd?" Will ponying up the $14 make it arrive on March 31 or April 1? I doubt it, but I chose 2-3 shipping just in case.

If you didn't already/don't plan to order an iPad, check out this short gallery to see what you're missing. If you did place an iPad pre-order today, what model did you choose? Any accessories? AppleCare ($99)?

Shall we start comparing order numbers in the TalkBack?

Topics: Apple, Browser, Software Development

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  • re 2-3 day shipping option: It's rather simple

    The iPad 3G will be delivered some time after April 3. "Ponying up" $12
    will probably make that process faster.
    mrblahblahblah
  • RE: Gallery: the iPad pre-order process (updated)

    i ordered 2, one 16gb 3G one 64gb 3G, both with Applecare. my son and i are both artists, he a webdesigner, ipad will be great for both of us.
    artlu
  • My accessories - Apple canceled my AppleCare plan.

    I odered the 16gb 3G with an additional dock, the wirless keypad and the case. I also ordered the AppleCare protection plan and got an email back from Apple stating: "Apple is not authorized to sell the AppleCare plan in your state at this time and we ave removed the item from your recent order". What going on with that?
    jlmjunk@...
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