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Happy iPad 2 launch week! While you sit anxiously awaiting 5pm on Friday, March 11 to get your hands on one, a plethora of details about this week’s launch have made their way across the internet and now you can read about them right here.
MacRumors has assembled some details about Friday’s iPad 2 launch, which will come in handy for those of you planning to get your hands on one right out of the gate.
While the AT&T 3G model will offer the same prepaid monthly choices as the first generation iPad ($15 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB), the company is now offering a “postpaid” option which is automatically billed to your existing wireless bill each month, rather than having to renew the plan at the end of 30 days.
Meanwhile, the new model featuring Verizon Wireless 3G comes with a different array of data choices that mirror the ones established with their previous iPad + MiFi bundles. Customers can select a variety of data choices including 1GB, 3GB, 5GB and even 10GB per month, which means that heavy users could save big by going with Verizon for their 3G data.
All Things Digital compiled the various 3G data plans late last week and assembled them into this easy to read chart:
While the iPad 2 goes on sale at 5pm on Friday, March 11 at Apple, AT&T and Verizon retail stores as well as Best Buy, Walmart and Target locations, the device maker has revealed that online sales from Apple.com will actually begin at 12:01am PST -- which may save you from standing in a potentially long line, but it’s not likely to nab you an iPad 2 until the following week after shipping is factored in.
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