If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the chance to get your first experience with Apple’s latest slab of goodness or if you’re just tired of your iPad version 1.0, this announcement is for you. Apple, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless have all confirmed, via press releases, that tomorrow is the big day and the iPad 2 will be on sale.
Starting at 5PM local time, those of you with cash or credit card in hand can head on over to your nearest Apple, AT&T, or Verizon Wireless retail store and purchase the 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB iPad 2 in white or black.
If you go the AT&T route, here’s your data plan options:
• Monthly statements: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2GB. If you exceed your monthly data allotment you will be billed $14.99 for another 250MB on the $14.99 plan or $10 per 1 GB of overage on the 2 GB plan. You also get a free month of service with this plan.
• Credit card billing: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. If you exceed your monthly data allotment you may choose to purchase another 250 MB on the $14.99 plan or an additional 2 GB for $25 on the 2 GB plan.
For Verizon, your choices are a bit more simple:
• 1GB per month – $20
• 3GB per month – $35
• 5GB per month – $50
• 10GB per month – $80
In addition to AT&T and Verizon stores, all models of the iPad 2 will also be available at Apple retail stores, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target. Obviously, you will only be able to get a GSM version of the device at an AT&T store and a CDMA version at a Verizon store.
Finally, if you prefer to shop online and/or don’t really like people, AT&T and Apple will begin selling the iPad 2 online at 1AM Pacific on the 11th. If you do end up getting an iPad 2, let us know your thoughts in the comments.