When is Late April!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by peteullo, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2009
    Scranton, PA
    I wish Apple would just give people an update on when the 3G iPads will be shipping. I can understand the reasons of maybe delaying this longer than the wifi iPad but all I want is a freaking specific date!!! Is it really that hard? Half the month is over already!!
  2. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    If there is Early, Mid, and Late times in Apple's world then I'd say sometime after April 20th.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    Expect an announcement of the date after next Monday. The return period for the initial purchasers will be over.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Aug 8, 2002
    Late April, in this context, is after today, and before May 1.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2002
    Boston, MA
    "You'll have all the Slurm you can drink when you're partying with Slurms McKenzie!"

    "When will that be?"

    "Soon enough."

    "That's not soon enough!"
  7. macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
  8. macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    1st to 10th = early
    10th to 20th = mid
    20th to 30th = late

    April has 30 days so its easily split up into that 3 sections.

    The 24th thing been kicking about a while now. No one knows if its correct or not. All I can say is 24th is in late april.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Jan 11, 2008
  10. macrumors demi-god


    May 11, 2007
    Las Vegas, Nevada USA
    That is interesting. Hope it is true. But I really doubt we will see another Saturday Delivery. That was very expensive for Apple to do that. I look for the 27th or at earliest Maybe just maybe April 23, 2010. But most likely April 27th.
  11. macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2005
    chill out, about the release of the 3g iPad.
    its not like its your whole life depends on the iPad. unless you wanna show off. heck i can wait till May 7th if i want to. lol!

    i am to gonna get an 3g iPad. gonna wait till May 7th. i don't need it then.
  12. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    In Apple's parlance, late April is May 1st through to May 15th.
  13. macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008

    The iPad 3G will most likely not be available in April at all.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
  15. macrumors regular

    Nash Bridges

    Apr 2, 2010
    San Francisco
    From everything that has been posted all over the Blogs, a safe bet is the 24th.
  16. macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    If the international release date for iPad wifi and wifi+3G in is April 24th (multiple rumors and the fact that Apple Store employees in Canada have told it's a "black" day - they can't take that day off), then it would be reasonable to assume that's the release day in the USA for the 3G as well. It would seem odd marketing to release the 3G internationally before it's released in the US.
  17. macrumors 68040

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    No, but i need something to use mobile and my MBP is slated for an out of warranty Apple Care repair. I need to get it in - but can't be without it for the 7-10 days it is going to take.

    SOOO, they are waiting, I am waiting.

    I need a date to make plans.
  18. macrumors 68040

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    A 23rd arrival for the pre-orders in the states would be nice.... i could use it on my way out of town for the weekend!
  19. macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    The 24th is a Saturday. It would be interesting to know how Apple's experiment with UPS and Saturday-delivery went with the original iPad shipment as a means of trying to guess whether or not they'll do it that way with the 3G release. If so, that might lend more credence to the 24th.
  20. r0k
    macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I saw an article over at ars where they are saying it ships on the 24th. Who knows if it is real knowledge or merely repeating a rumor. I submitted it here to be checked out. It's probably speculation but maybe we will get a break and find out before our "return period" is over. I think I'll drop by the Apple store with my iPad in its original packaging (to show I'm serious) and inquire about waiting to make a swap when the 3G units come in. Still, it's easy to believe the 3G availability timing has less to do with manufacturing issues and more to do with lock-in. Still, in times of shortage, there's always ebay.
  21. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    I posted this in another thread but if you read Apple's press release today on the delay of the international iPad shipments they had this to say on the 3G model: "We have also taken a large number of pre-orders for iPad 3G models for delivery by the end of April."

    DELIVERY by the end of April. Take it for what it's worth but my interpretation is we have these bad boys in our hands by the end of the month.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I'm hoping that I get mine before 27 April 2010 since I will be away for training. I would love to have it to play with during breaks or whatever. Maybe even try taking some notes with it.

    One can dream, right??
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    yup....I guess the blackout date for Apple Canada employees of April 24th didn't amount to anything, now that Canada will not see iPad until late May.

    Rogers has also announced that it would offer iPad plans once the iPad hits shelves here, if anyone is interested.
  24. macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    Yes. Today's announcement puts US shipments by April 24th in doubt IMHO. The question is whether they are delaying international shipments so they can fill US orders, or if the supply/demand issue is so bad that US delivery will be later in "late April".
  25. macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    I'm with you. I posted something similar in another thread. On an annoying note, I've already received my keyboard dock, and my iPad case has been shipped, but is still sitting at FedEx in Hong Kong. So, I'll have everything I pre-ordered...EXCEPT my iPad. Ugh.



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