iPads Reportedly Headed to Reviewers Later This Week

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It's certainly no surprise, but Silicon Alley Insider has heard that Apple will be shipping iPads to prominent reviewers later this week in order to provide them ample lead time to prepare their featured reviews for the device's April 3rd launch in the United States.
We've heard from an industry source that Apple is either shipping iPads to reviewers this Thursday, or has already shipped them to be received this Thursday.
The report notes that it is unknown whether reviewers will receive Wi-Fi-only, Wi-Fi + 3G, or both types of iPads. U.S. customers will be able to obtain the Wi-Fi models beginning April 3rd but will have to wait until "late April" for 3G-capable models to become available.

The exact list of reviewers receiving early access to the iPad is of course unknown, but it is a safe bet that such personalities as The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, The New York Times' David Pogue, and USA Today's Ed Baig will be among those with hands-on reviews ready for publication as soon as Apple opens the door.

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Friscohoya

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It seems like they would have let reviewers put this thing through the paces before they went on preorder status. I would have let people play with them in stores too. THey would be at 1 million ipads sold by now.
 

mattwolfmatt

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Oh, Walt. You are the Siskel AND Ebert of technology. Many praises upon thee!

Bonus: you look sorta like my uncle Bill, but you don't give me noogies.
 

mattwolfmatt

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Did anyone else notice that the 3G models now are shipping in late April? I had thought they were bumped up to "May".

Hmm, interesting.
 

Garion

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So, who are the chosen ones who are getting an iPad for review this week?

I'm guessing Walt Mossberg (WSJ), David Pogue (NYT) and possibly Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo. Who else may be favoritized by Apple PR and marketing?


PS: John C. Dvorak, Rob Enderle and Paul Thurrot, don't hold your breath. Nothing in the mail for you guys ;-)
 

bearcatrp

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It seems like they would have let reviewers put this thing through the paces before they went on preorder status. I would have let people play with them in stores too. THey would be at 1 million ipads sold by now.
If apple really wanted to sell allot, then send out the pre orders 1 week ahead of the 3 April release date. With the dedicated mac users showing off there new gadget, the apple stores couldn't provide enough iPads for the crowds that will be there wanting one.
 
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