Rumor: iPad Training March 10, Commercial March 15, Released March 26?


The Examiner is claiming Apple will be training Apple Retail Store staff on the iPad starting March 10 followed by TV commercials to air starting March 15 (focusing on iBooks), and will likely be made available for sale March 26. (With overnight campers being rewarded with a "special gift").

The sources are said to be "insiders" and a SoCal Apple Store Manager who wishes (obviously) to remain anonymous.

9to5Mac thinks the commercial might be the top secret little number shot back in August.

Sound reasonable? Anyone breaking out the camping gear? (Or are you watching, waiting, and considering gen 2 instead ;) )

(And is this more reason than ever to get in on TiPb's countdown to iPad give-away?)

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Rumor: iPad Training March 10, Commercial March 15, Released March 26?


iPad is out this month ?
My friend at work told me to consider the iPad because I love movies ( which is very true ). Also for the internet etc but Im not convinced. Well we will see. I need to hold on to one first.

I am for sure camping out! I am counting down the days! I will be there a week early if i have to i can't wait to get one!!

I am thinking that I may just wait to Gen 2...which will probably happen 2011 anyhow at the rate Apple is going. I may be one of those people though that decides I can't wait any longer once it get's closer!

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