Apple by tradition stirs up interest before iPad release in order to attract more users. The news got about that since 25th February Apple will start to take preliminary payment for the tablet which hasn’t yet come into the market, the device itself won’t appear on the counters until the end of March.
There is talk that they will take orders only from Americans and be limited solely to models with Wi-Fi, delivery of 3G-versions of iPad will begin one month later.
Nobody knows why will preorders be limited, most likely this is due to the level of accessories supply which were delayed because contractors can’t manage with assembly of necessary microcircuitry in necessary quantity.
The rumors weren’t so far confirmed but iPad release seems to take place on February 25 after all. Experts are of opinion that Cupertino team is going to hold special event as it was during iPhone unveiling. In all probability device models (versions with unsupported 3G) with 16, 32 and 64 GB disk space capacity will cost $499, $599 and $699 (by preorder) respectively. Producers will also offer two share rates for Internet access: $14.99 per month for 250 MB of traffic and $29.99 per month for unlimited access.
It will be recalled that Apple presented the tablet two months before sales that was probably owing to desire to prepare properly for unveiling and develop fair number of products which means guaranteed quality.