I just got an email notice from Apple that their iPad with WiFi and 3G Service is available today. The local Apple store in my area will be closed down between 4 and 5 pm to get ready for the iPad release at 5 pm.
From what I’ve read with online reviews, some people really love the iPad while others think it has very limited functionality. I think a lot of people expected the iPad to be fuller featured, acting more like a true laptop.
I was waiting for the 3G model to become available to possibly get for my Wife as a Mother’s Day present. She currently has a Macbook as her main system so she would probably like the iPad for web surfing, email checking, and doing her Facebook activities. The only caveat is the price… very pricey for what it can do. A 32-GB WiFi/3G iPad will run over $800, which is creeping up to laptop levels in cost. But, I’ve learned you can’t be a cheapskate when buying gifts for your wife…. 🙂