06/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

iPad 3G Release: Everything You Need To Know (UPDATED)

UPDATE 4/19/2010 9:37 AM ET: Apple has finally shared the official release date for the iPad 3G.

According to new information posted to the Apple Store website, the iPad 3G will ship by May 7. People who pre-ordered the iPad should receive it sometime in late April. Read more about the iPad 3G release here.


Wondering when you can get your hands on an iPad 3G? (Or if you should spring for it?) We've got answers.

Apple's iPad, which officially hits stores April 3, will be available in a Wi-Fi-only model, as well as a Wi-Fi+3G version.

However, if you're hoping to get the iPad 3G, you'll have to wait until 'late April,' according to Apple (unless you're Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who's already picked up his 3G iPad).

Note that the iPad 3G's cellular network connection will be available exclusively through AT&T.

More information on the 3G iPad:

Check out this iPad 3G teardown, which shows the inner hardware of the device.

Not sure you want to wait for the iPad 3G? Wired's guide to choosing the right iPad may help.

Gizmodo has a guide to which iPad 3G data plan you should buy.