Apple today announced that iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models.

Beginning a week from today, on March 12, US customers can pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from Apple’s online store or reserve a Wi-Fi model to pick up on Saturday, April 3, at an Apple retail store.

In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.

Steve Jobs said, "We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

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

International pricing will be announced in April. iPad will ship in additional countries later this year.

Apple also said the iBooks app for iPad including Apple’s iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store in the US on April 3, with additional countries added later this year.

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