iPad 3G & Worldwide Release Date April 24th?

**UPDATE** 4/19/10 – I believe that Apple has just shipped your iPad 3G >> Check out this article for proof >> http://socialmediaseo.net/2010/04/19/breaking-apple-just-shipped-released-ipad-3g-orders/

iPad 3G & Worldwide Release Date April 24th?

Rumors are hitting the web as we speak that a spokesperson from Apple has confirmed April 24th as the global release date for the iPad.

So what happened last Saturday, April 3rd, was just the United States release, and now the rest of the world can start buying the iPad on April 24th.

Is April 24th also the release date for the iPad 3G?

We still do not have a solid release date for the much anticipated iPad 3G.

In many regards, I think we can expect the 3G release to be a bigger hit than the first generation iPad that was released last Saturday. And on the iPad’s debut here in the US, Apple ended up selling 300,000 iPads!

So if April 24th is the release date for the iPad to go worldwide, can we also expect it to be the day that we see the iPad 3G made available?

What are you thoughts?

  • Michael

    Honestly I hoPe so! DO you have any idea how hard it is seeing people out there with their wifi versions already? APPle should have made both models available on day 1!

    • Donna

      I agree whole heartedly!! This is pure torture!!

      • Ken

        I'm glad I'm not the only one. Although, to be fair, this is probably an AT&T issue–par usual. All-in-all, I'm happy with AT&T service as I don't live in New York or LA, but the delay in MMS, the fact that I still can't tether my iPhone with my MacBook and now . . . this gut wrenching wait for my 3G iPad . . . when will the madness end?

    • Tim

      I have a solid source and i would put your money on April 28th. It will be in stores and that will be the date of arrival for the IPAD 3G. Yep you heard it hear first

      • drpres

        I might believe you if your english grammar ability was a little sharper :)

        Sp. ?? Usage ?? – "Yep [Oy!] you heard it hear [Oy Oy Oy, it's 'here' not hear] first.

  • Michael

    Honestly I hoPe so! DO you have any idea how hard it is seeing people out there with their wifi versions already? APPle should have made both models available on day 1!

    • Donna

      I agree whole heartedly!! This is pure torture!!

      • Ken

        I'm glad I'm not the only one. Although, to be fair, this is probably an AT&T issue–par usual. All-in-all, I'm happy with AT&T service as I don't live in New York or LA, but the delay in MMS, the fact that I still can't tether my iPhone with my MacBook and now . . . this gut wrenching wait for my 3G iPad . . . when will the madness end?

    • Tim

      I have a solid source and i would put your money on April 28th. It will be in stores and that will be the date of arrival for the IPAD 3G. Yep you heard it hear first

      • drpres

        I might believe you if your english grammar ability was a little sharper :)

        Sp. ?? Usage ?? – "Yep [Oy!] you heard it hear [Oy Oy Oy, it's 'here' not hear] first.

      • Betty

        No sir, you will get it on the 30th if you ordered early enough, not the 28th. Just wishful thinking or a psychotic episode.

  • Smart Phone News

    thanks for this info

  • Smart Phone News

    thanks for this info

  • Don't feel bad… First fedex delivered my keyboard… Then my ipad dock…. Soon… and I do mean soon maybe my ipad will be here…. But I did get a wifi only 64 gig for the wife…. Cool product with great battery life… Hope that it is the same for the 3g version…

  • Don't feel bad… First fedex delivered my keyboard… Then my ipad dock…. Soon… and I do mean soon maybe my ipad will be here…. But I did get a wifi only 64 gig for the wife…. Cool product with great battery life… Hope that it is the same for the 3g version…

  • Desperatelywaiting

    So here I bought the Wi-Fi last night thinking Philadelphia is all Wi-Fi. I am in center city and can't get a connection. I am selling it and am purchasing a 3g. I can't wait till my fingertips meet my new ipad 3g! Yes I am desperate. Hope the rumors of April 24th turns into a reality. Never I did I think I will feel this way over anything in my life.

  • Desperatelywaiting

    So here I bought the Wi-Fi last night thinking Philadelphia is all Wi-Fi. I am in center city and can't get a connection. I am selling it and am purchasing a 3g. I can't wait till my fingertips meet my new ipad 3g! Yes I am desperate. Hope the rumors of April 24th turns into a reality. Never I did I think I will feel this way over anything in my life.

  • maddie

    I am going bonkers too. Finally broke down and went in the Apple store to get a wifi today. I figured I would play around with it and then return it when the 3g came out. No such luck, they're sold out of the wifi models. Uggggghhhh, I'm literally going nuts. This is a complete joke, they should of held the wifi version until all versions were ready to ship. Us customers who are paying MORE $$$ are getting the shaft!

  • maddie

    I am going bonkers too. Finally broke down and went in the Apple store to get a wifi today. I figured I would play around with it and then return it when the 3g came out. No such luck, they're sold out of the wifi models. Uggggghhhh, I'm literally going nuts. This is a complete joke, they should of held the wifi version until all versions were ready to ship. Us customers who are paying MORE $$$ are getting the shaft!

    • Betty

      Okay this comment is so stupid I can't resist commenting. US customers are paying more for what? Getting the shaft? Are you sure its an iPad you were looking for? Maybe it was an iDildo?

  • Jeff

    I couldn’t wait. I preordered my 3G and broke down 3 days after wifi release and bought one for the rest of the family to use when my 3G comes in. It is a fun toy. @Michael

  • Jeff

    I couldn’t wait. I preordered my 3G and broke down 3 days after wifi release and bought one for the rest of the family to use when my 3G comes in. It is a fun toy. @Michael

  • Ashton Phillip Johnson

    I bought a 16gb WiFi only and LOVE it, but I really want the 3G so I found someone to buy it from me for $510 and I am putting that toward the 3G version. ;)

    Random endorsement, Belkin Grip View has been a great form fitting case. $50, but all the cases are over priced so might as well get the one closest to worth the price. -_-

  • Ashton Phillip Johnson

    I bought a 16gb WiFi only and LOVE it, but I really want the 3G so I found someone to buy it from me for $510 and I am putting that toward the 3G version. ;)

    Random endorsement, Belkin Grip View has been a great form fitting case. $50, but all the cases are over priced so might as well get the one closest to worth the price. -_-

  • geohot

    im just waiting for the 3g realease so that i can release my jailbreak…

  • geohot

    im just waiting for the 3g realease so that i can release my jailbreak…

  • jim

    what kind of losers buy something try it and return it? Who is supposed to pay for that? You are crooked.

    • james kirk

      what a silly ass you are! do youknow how much profit apple is making on this item [ made in china with cheap labor] i am also taking my one back after playing with it for 14 days and will pick up a 3g one instead. plz dont be a jobs worth jim

  • jim

    what kind of losers buy something try it and return it? Who is supposed to pay for that? You are crooked.

    • james kirk

      what a silly ass you are! do youknow how much profit apple is making on this item [ made in china with cheap labor] i am also taking my one back after playing with it for 14 days and will pick up a 3g one instead. plz dont be a jobs worth jim

  • maddie

    Yeah cry me a river. They're they ones being obnoxious with the failure to tell us when the stupid thing will be released. I'm to the point where I'm getting ticked off now. Two can play the coy game…they resell them anyway.

  • maddie

    Yeah cry me a river. They're they ones being obnoxious with the failure to tell us when the stupid thing will be released. I'm to the point where I'm getting ticked off now. Two can play the coy game…they resell them anyway.

  • Lester

    I was tempted to do the same, but I was able to fight the urge. I've been spending a lot of time at BestBuy playing with the demo units. :(

  • Scooterj

    @Ken
    Ipad 3g street date is may 7th. As listed on apple.com

    • Betty

      That's just stupid. Earlier pre-orders will be delivered April 30th.

  • Scooterj

    @Ken
    Ipad 3g street date is may 7th. As listed on apple.com

  • Tmac

    Just cancelled my order from Apple because of the push back. I do not like being lied too.

    • Julio

      I just got billed for my ipad 3g i guess it is coming

  • Tmac

    Just cancelled my order from Apple because of the push back. I do not like being lied too.

    • Julio

      I just got billed for my ipad 3g i guess it is coming

    • Betty

      That was pretty stupid since Apple didn't push back the delivery date. YOU ARE A FOOL!

    • Betty

      That was pretty stupid since Apple didn't push back the delivery date. YOU ARE A FOOL!

  • corey

    *

    Hi, my name is Deborah. Welcome to Apple!
    *

    Deborah: How may I assist you today?
    *

    You: Hello. I have a few questions about the ipad
    *

    Deborah: Sure! How can I help?
    *

    You: I preordered a 3g ipad the other day. My email says ships by May 7th. But reports are that the 3g will be in the store 5 pm on 30 April
    *

    You: I have a hard time believing that I wont get my pre order until after they are in the stores
    *

    Deborah: I am happy to explain.
    *

    You: ok
    *

    Deborah: iPad Wi-Fi + 3G orders placed on or after April 19, will ship per the dates quoted on the Apple Online Store. As of today, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G orders will ship May 7.
    *

    Deborah: Many of the store models have been reserved over the last month.
    *

    Deborah: Due to overwhelming demand, the stores are no longer accepting Reserves.
    *

    Deborah: It will be first come, first serve. With the excitement of the product, many locations will likely sell out.
    *

    You: Mine was preordered on April 19th in the morning
    *

    You: so according to you I should have in on 30 April
    *

    Deborah: No. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G orders placed on or after April 19, will ship per the dates quoted on the Apple Online Store. As of today, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G orders will ship May 7.
    *

    Deborah: You placed your order on the 19th.
    *

    You: so you are telling me that even though I preordered mine, I will not get it until a week after the store gets it?
    *

    Deborah: Correct. Pre-orders began in March. Orders will ship in the order they were received.
    *

    You: Then what is the point of preordering? that is a terrible business practice and I bet you are going to have a lot of ticked off people. I know I am going to be if that is true
    *

    Deborah: Keep in mind orders have been placed for a month as well as Retail Store reserves.
    *

    Deborah: It is first come, first serve. Those that ordered or reserved earlier will receive the product first.
    *

    You: I understand all that and that makes sense. but that has nothing to do with preorders shipping a week after the store recieves the item
    *

    Deborah: To clarify, inventory designated for retail store release and online orders prior to April 19th has all been depleted.
    *

    Deborah: New order or stock will ship as it is available.
    *

    You: Then Apple should have stopped calling it preorder. A preorder is an order placed for an item not yet in the store, reserving their own personal copy before the release to the store, guaranteeing delivery on release date
    *

    You: I do not understand how you all can justify a preorder shipping a full week after the store gets them

  • corey

    *

    Hi, my name is Deborah. Welcome to Apple!
    *

    Deborah: How may I assist you today?
    *

    You: Hello. I have a few questions about the ipad
    *

    Deborah: Sure! How can I help?
    *

    You: I preordered a 3g ipad the other day. My email says ships by May 7th. But reports are that the 3g will be in the store 5 pm on 30 April
    *

    You: I have a hard time believing that I wont get my pre order until after they are in the stores
    *

    Deborah: I am happy to explain.
    *

    You: ok
    *

    Deborah: iPad Wi-Fi + 3G orders placed on or after April 19, will ship per the dates quoted on the Apple Online Store. As of today, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G orders will ship May 7.
    *

    Deborah: Many of the store models have been reserved over the last month.
    *

    Deborah: Due to overwhelming demand, the stores are no longer accepting Reserves.
    *

    Deborah: It will be first come, first serve. With the excitement of the product, many locations will likely sell out.
    *

    You: Mine was preordered on April 19th in the morning
    *

    You: so according to you I should have in on 30 April
    *

    Deborah: No. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G orders placed on or after April 19, will ship per the dates quoted on the Apple Online Store. As of today, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G orders will ship May 7.
    *

    Deborah: You placed your order on the 19th.
    *

    You: so you are telling me that even though I preordered mine, I will not get it until a week after the store gets it?
    *

    Deborah: Correct. Pre-orders began in March. Orders will ship in the order they were received.
    *

    You: Then what is the point of preordering? that is a terrible business practice and I bet you are going to have a lot of ticked off people. I know I am going to be if that is true
    *

    Deborah: Keep in mind orders have been placed for a month as well as Retail Store reserves.
    *

    Deborah: It is first come, first serve. Those that ordered or reserved earlier will receive the product first.
    *

    You: I understand all that and that makes sense. but that has nothing to do with preorders shipping a week after the store recieves the item
    *

    Deborah: To clarify, inventory designated for retail store release and online orders prior to April 19th has all been depleted.
    *

    Deborah: New order or stock will ship as it is available.
    *

    You: Then Apple should have stopped calling it preorder. A preorder is an order placed for an item not yet in the store, reserving their own personal copy before the release to the store, guaranteeing delivery on release date
    *

    You: I do not understand how you all can justify a preorder shipping a full week after the store gets them

    • james kirk

      this is EXACTLY what i mean by dodgy answers from apple! anybody who has pre ordered in march gets the ipad 3g AFTEr the stores on 7th may – it sucks
      now this is what i would do. go to the store, fight off all the bored grannys and buy it and then when it turns up on the 7th DONt sign for it and it will be returned to apple for a refund.

    • Betty

      When you placed your order the item was not available so it was a pre-order. When you ordered you were told it would ship by May 7th right? SO WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

  • james kirk

    this is EXACTLY what i mean by dodgy answers from apple! anybody who has pre ordered in march gets the ipad 3g AFTEr the stores on 7th may – it sucks
    now this is what i would do. go to the store, fight off all the bored grannys and buy it and then when it turns up on the 7th DONt sign for it and it will be returned to apple for a refund.

  • Brent

    James, did you even read the posts before you went off? Anyone who pre-ordered BEFORE April 19th will get it on April 30th, not May 7th. By April 19th they had run out of uncommitted units that would be ready by April 30th, so anyone who ordered after that (including further orders from the stores themselves) won't get them until May 7th.

  • Brent

    James, did you even read the posts before you went off? Anyone who pre-ordered BEFORE April 19th will get it on April 30th, not May 7th. By April 19th they had run out of uncommitted units that would be ready by April 30th, so anyone who ordered after that (including further orders from the stores themselves) won't get them until May 7th.

  • Marie

    I just received a text from the Apple store saying that my I-Pad case has shipped — should be here by Monday. Could it be that the 3G is not far behind???

    • Betty

      Yes you will get it on April 30th. OMG

  • Marie

    I just received a text from the Apple store saying that my I-Pad case has shipped — should be here by Monday. Could it be that the 3G is not far behind???

    • Betty

      Yes you will get it on April 30th. OMG

  • I order the 3G before the 19th so I expect it to arrive before or on the same day as the store versions. I did actually get an email stating that mine would be shipped by the end of April about half a day after they announced the 19th being the pre-order cut-off date. I also ordered the case and camera adapter. The case arrived two weeks ago, the camera adapter just shipped the other day and should be here Monday so the iPad itself needs to ship tonight or Monday to be here by the 30th (end of month, which is a far cry from "Late April" but I digress…) All the items came from some place in China (or some such country, it wasn't the US). It's aggravating that it's taking this long.

    I agree with the others though, they should have released both at the same time. I've yet to touch an actual iPad though I've stared at them across the room in store fronts. I'm trying to be good and wait for mine but ….

    • Betty

      While April 30th is as late in April as you can get, it is still late April. GET OVER IT ALREADY! Why should you be aggravated? I am as anxious as anyone else to get mine, but aggravated? It's being delivered late April as promised. Why should WIFI only customers have to wait if their product was ready to ship? Take you marble sack and go home you whinny baby.

  • I order the 3G before the 19th so I expect it to arrive before or on the same day as the store versions. I did actually get an email stating that mine would be shipped by the end of April about half a day after they announced the 19th being the pre-order cut-off date. I also ordered the case and camera adapter. The case arrived two weeks ago, the camera adapter just shipped the other day and should be here Monday so the iPad itself needs to ship tonight or Monday to be here by the 30th (end of month, which is a far cry from "Late April" but I digress…) All the items came from some place in China (or some such country, it wasn't the US). It's aggravating that it's taking this long.

    I agree with the others though, they should have released both at the same time. I've yet to touch an actual iPad though I've stared at them across the room in store fronts. I'm trying to be good and wait for mine but ….

    • Betty

      While April 30th is as late in April as you can get, it is still late April. GET OVER IT ALREADY! Why should you be aggravated? I am as anxious as anyone else to get mine, but aggravated? It's being delivered late April as promised. Why should WIFI only customers have to wait if their product was ready to ship? Take you marble sack and go home you whinny baby.

  • Betty

    No sir, you will get it on the 30th if you ordered early enough, not the 28th. Just wishful thinking or a psychotic episode.

  • Betty

    So what you are saying is Apple should have delayed all sales until the 30th of April? Are you insane? It's sort of like saying a car dealership shouldn't sale any 2010 Ford Mustangs until every car her ordered is on the lot. That is just plain stupid.

  • Betty

    So what you are saying is Apple should have delayed all sales until the 30th of April? Are you insane? It's sort of like saying a car dealership shouldn't sale any 2010 Ford Mustangs until every car her ordered is on the lot. That is just plain stupid.

  • Betty

    Okay this comment is so stupid I can't resist commenting. US customers are paying more for what? Getting the shaft? Are you sure its an iPad you were looking for? Maybe it was an iDildo?

  • Betty

    That's just stupid. Earlier pre-orders will be delivered April 30th.

  • Betty

    That was pretty stupid since Apple didn't push back the delivery date. YOU ARE A FOOL!

  • Betty

    When you placed your order the item was not available so it was a pre-order. When you ordered you were told it would ship by May 7th right? SO WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

  • Betty

    They haven't taken your money yet buddy. Get a grip.

  • Betty

    That was pretty stupid since Apple didn't push back the delivery date. YOU ARE A FOOL!

  • Marie

    I just checked my order and it says "prepared for shipment" so I am guessing it will be here by the 30th. WOO-HOO!!

  • Marie

    I just checked my order and it says "prepared for shipment" so I am guessing it will be here by the 30th. WOO-HOO!!

  • james kirk

    this is EXACTLY what i mean by dodgy answers from apple! anybody who has pre ordered in march gets the ipad 3g AFTEr the stores on 7th may – it sucks
    now this is what i would do. go to the store, fight off all the bored grannys and buy it and then when it turns up on the 7th DONt sign for it and it will be returned to apple for a refund.