Apple has officially announced that the Wi-Fi models of the iPad will be available in the U.S. on Saturday, April 3rd. The Wi-Fi + 3G models won’t be available until late April in the U.S., which is about the same time all models of the iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. U.S. Pre-orders for all iPad models are set to begin on March 12th. Did you get all of that? Hurry, mark it on your calendars.

“iPad is something completely new,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “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.”

Apple has also revealed that its iBooks app, which offers access to the iBookstore, will be available in the U.S. App Store on April 3rd for free.  Other countries will get the app “later this year.”

So now that everything is official, I think it’s time to gauge everyone’s excitement once again.  Our last “which iPad are you buying poll” indicated that nearly 67% of our readers who chose to participate in the poll intended to purchase some kind of iPad model.  Let’s see if that percentage has changed at all over the last month.  Record your vote below.


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