iPad 3G Release / Shipping Date Is Today? (Confirmed Charges)

iPad 3G Release / Shipping Date Is Today? (Confirmed Charges)

I wrote earlier today about how I believe Apple is starting to ship their iPad 3G’s, which means today is the actual release date, or shipping date, for the iPad3G.

What I showed in my previous article was the credit card invoice of someone who had their card charged for what appears to be the full amount of the iPad 3G. Apple stated that your card would not be charged until your iPad 3G is actually shipped.

Here’s what this person had to say about their iPad 3G:

“Looks like it may have shipped today… as you can see, $25K credit limit; Current available credit $24,211.57. $25K – iPad price of $788.43, well that equals my available credit to the penny. Please do not use my name or email address if cited in an article.”

From Apple.com’s help section…

Online CC statement…

Apple.com order status…

Continuing reports of full amount charges:

The previous articles that I’ve written about the iPad 3G release / shipping date are now starting to get more comments about full charges hitting their credit cards today.

I know there are some critics out there who call this hog-wash, but tell me this, why would Apple just now start charging credit cards for the full amount of the iPad cost – when Apple said they would not charge your card until your iPad was actually shipped.

I know that my site seems to be the only one talking about the possibility of today being the shipping date for the iPad 3G, but what else am I suppose to believe when I see / hear reports like this?

What do you think?

51 Responses to “iPad 3G Release / Shipping Date Is Today? (Confirmed Charges)”

  1. jason

    my card was charged this morning for the full amount.

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  2. maennj

    I pre-ordered it two days ago and I remember seeing the charge immediately online. That was on Saturday. However, the transaction date is 4/19 which is today.. I think it's because I ordered in the weekend and they already planned to ship before already

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  3. Bradd

    I'm seeing charges today as well for my 64GB version + accessories.

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  4. maennj

    Also I've noticed that the shipping method changed from Standard to Priority

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  5. seraphim1

    This afternoon (Monday, April 19) my credit card was charged for the full amount of my iPad 3g which I preordered in March.

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  6. jason

    but the question is: if they use FedX will the deliver on a Saturday?

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  7. Porfie

    My debit card has been charge for my 64 3g ipad plus tax. This morning for 883 and change on my wells Fargo acct and they don’t usually update till early tuesay mornings. This is a good sign even though it’s still pending.

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  8. Carlos

    My Chase card has a pending cost for the 64GB iPad as of today, and Apple also updated the shipping method to priority. I hope that means overnight : )
    …prob doesn’t.

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  9. @bmcaten

    I just checked my bank account and found that I have been charged as well. I also noticed that the other charges for the accessories that I have already received were dated the day AFTER Apple has it posted that they were shipped…

    So does this mean that Apple might have already shipped our iPads? I sure do hope so!

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  10. Todd Gilbert

    My available credit just got lowered (even though I don't see the charges yet) for my US Bank Visa. Odd as the available credit got lowered by 709.11 – even though my total when I check order status my total with tax is $676.65 (16GB w/3G).

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  11. Duke

    My card has the amount for my 64G deducted as of this morning. My big question is…if Apple states they are not sending the 3g until the 30th (or so it will arrive on the 30th), why don't they update the shipping date on the order status page? That is one thing that makes me think we may get them earlier. What do you think?

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  12. Duke

    My card has the amount for my 64G deducted as of this morning. My big question is…if Apple states they are not sending the 3g until the 30th (or so it will arrive on the 30th), why don't they update the shipping date on the order status page? That is one thing that makes me think we may get them earlier. What do you think?

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  13. Steven

    The deal is apple is charging cards today, when you check tomorrow they will have shipped, and will probably arrive in your location 2 days before April 30th, then fedex will hold them in the fedex coumpound until april 30 like they have said and will ship sometime that day.

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  14. Robert

    They charged my bank for the iPad 3G today which most likely means it's going to ship today as well … same thing happened when I ordered my incase jacket and the dock to VGA converter on the 17th, it billed and then they shipped … let's hope they follow suit as they have in the past … =)

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  15. Amber :)

    Does anyone know for sure how they will ship out–FedEx or UPS?? The first ones went out UPS. I assumed that the 3g models would too and UPS does deliver on Saturday. (FedEx also delivers on Saturday–in my area anyway. )

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  16. Amber :)

    Does anyone know for sure how they will ship out–FedEx or UPS?? The first ones went out UPS. I assumed that the 3g models would too and UPS does deliver on Saturday. (FedEx also delivers on Saturday–in my area anyway. )

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    • Duke

      All of my accessories have come FedEx, but I don't know if that means the unit itself will…

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  17. Duke

    Still fun to talk and get excited Mr. Chill Pill. You're reading this as well so you're not any better.

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  18. :) Amber

    It might work that way for you guys, but my husband works at FedEx!! And the accessories have been coming FedEx but the iPads UPS. At least last time it worked that way with the wi-fi models. I'm excited!! :)

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  19. Duke

    If this is all “meaningless,” why do you go from blog to blog cutting and pasting your comments all over the place? You obviously think this is exciting as well or you wouldn’t be spending so much time criticizing us for getting excited and speculating. You’re an odd duck.

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  20. Brent

    All of this is completely meaningless and you all need to take a chill pill. I am as anxious as anyone else to get mine, but now that Apple has issued a release date, no matter when your device is shipped, FedEx will not deliver it before April 30th. That is their agreement with Apple. It worked exactly the same way for the Wifi model.

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  21. John

    It looked like my card was charged for my iPad 3g last week (I think it was the 23rd), but then the charge has disappeared, and no new charge has appeared. My shipping status still says "late April" — it's now Tuesday, when is the shipping status for my iPad 3g going to change? How many days prior to delivery did it change for iPad Wi-Fi?

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  22. Duke

    "Prepared for Shipment" yea..!!!!

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  23. chuck

    e mail from apple….iPad 3g shipped for arrival by fed ex by 3 pm april 30. Tracking number search shows it left Rancho Cordova, CA at 11 am 4/29. I am stoked

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  24. Wendy

    Same here.. tracking number today shows iPad 3g 64gb shipped and will arrive before 3pm April 30th. Finally!!! excited. :)

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