AT&T and Apple to deliver Apple iPad
So the iPad has already proven itself to be a success since it was released earlier this year, with many other hardware manufacturers around the world jumping in on the tablet craze as well. Well, it doesn’t hurt to see the iPad being made available elsewhere throughout the country which will surely play some role in making sure the iPad ends up with even higher sales figures in due time. Both AT&T and Apple have announced that all three iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available at over 2,200 AT&T Stores from Thursday, October 28th onwards. Not only that, AT&T will offer customers 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad, alongside Apple’s easy on-device activation and management. Unlike smartphone plans, all iPad data plans are available without the need for a term contract and you aren’t skimped either since they include unlimited access to AT&T’s 23,000+ domestic Wi-Fi Hot Spots.
Will another channel that offers the iPad hardware make it easier to procure your new purchase? Granted, most people won’t mind taking the online shopping route, placing and order and waiting for a few days to see it arrive at their doorsteps after that. Walking to a brick-and-mortar store? That’s more for those who subscribe to the law of instant gratification, that’s for sure. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the longest time, here’s a little recap on what the Apple iPad is all about – it is a tablet device that allows “users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are just 0.5 inches thick and weigh just 1.6 pounds — thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook — and deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web using a 3G data network.”
Now for the more important details – pricing and capacities. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models will retail for $629, $729 and $829. As for domestic data plans for the iPad, they are priced at $14.99 monthly for 250MB and $25 monthly for 2GB without the need for any term contract. Both plans will include unlimited access to AT&T’s 23,000+ domestic Wi-Fi Hot Spots.