Apple iPad UK release date set for April 24th?

The iPad has been on pre-order in the US for a while now, but there’s still been no word from Apple on a UK release date other than the ‘end of April’. We don’t like such vagueness at T3, so we’re pleased that today there’s been a slight, possible hint of a firm date.

According to rumours reported by Ubergizmo, a leak has suggested that April 24th has been pencilled in as a ‘blackout period’ for Apple store staff across the UK and Europe. This essentially means that staff aren’t allowed to book the day off, which obviously means Apple are expecting a busy day. For some reason. That we couldn’t possibly guess.

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Whether this is true or not, the fact that those in the US could pre-order the iPad from March 12th – 3 weeks before the April 2nd US release date – means that if we are to get Apple’s tablet at the end of the coming month then the UK pre-orders should start soon.

We’ll keep you posted with more as we get it. In the mean time, check out where the iPad placed in the newly unveiled and scarily thorough T3 Hot 100.
 

The iPad has been on pre-order in the US for a while now, but there’s still been no word from Apple on a UK release date other than the ‘end of April’. We don’t like such vagueness at T3, so we’re pleased that today there’s been a slight, possible hint of a firm date.

According to rumours reported by Ubergizmo, a leak has suggested that April 24th has been pencilled in as a ‘blackout period’ for Apple store staff across the UK and Europe. This essentially means that staff aren’t allowed to book the day off, which obviously means Apple are expecting a busy day. For some reason. That we couldn’t possibly guess.

—————————————————–
Win an Apple iPad and more iPad info:
Five Apple iPads up for grabs

Apple iPad: 10 things you need to know
Apple iPad: full specs revealed
Apple iPad accessories you need to own
Apple iPad 2.0: what we expect
——————————————————-

Whether this is true or not, the fact that those in the US could pre-order the iPad from March 12th – 3 weeks before the April 2nd US release date – means that if we are to get Apple’s tablet at the end of the coming month then the UK pre-orders should start soon.

We’ll keep you posted with more as we get it. In the mean time, check out where the iPad placed in the newly unveiled and scarily thorough T3 Hot 100.
 

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