iPad starts shipping; did you get one?
[ Updated: Read our full iPad Review ] By around this time in the US, Apple should be shipping the iPad to hundreds of thousands of customers who pre-ordered the device. The iPad will also be available in Apple retail stores across the US.
The mainstream reviews are also out this week and looks like it’s mostly a thumbs-up for all of them.
But for us here in the Philippines, there’s still a couple of ways to get a hold of a unit. So if you’re willing to spend $499 (for the base unit), plus taxes, plus shipping, plus customs fees, then you’re looking at a total bill of around Php30,000 to Php35,000 for the 16GB WiFi version.
I had a unit pre-ordered but that one didn’t make it to the April 3 cut-off (mine was April 12). If anybody out there got theirs early, please do share your first impressions with the rest of us at the comment section.
Of course, I’ll share my own verdict when that review unit finally arrives.
[ Updated: Read our full iPad Review ]