Apple iPad to arrive in US on 3 April

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The Apple iPad is to be first released on 3 April in the US, but UK fans will have to wait until "late April."

The only version available on that date will be the Wi-Fi-only edition, with 3G models to follow at the end of the month.

Both the Wi-Fi-only version and the Wi-Fi with 3G models will be available in late April in the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland. More countries will be added to the list later this year, Apple said.

International pricing won't be revealed until next month, either. The lowest-end version of the tablet will start at $499 in the US, while rumours have suggested the UK version will start from 389.

Apple will start taking pre-orders for all versions of the device on 12 March for US customers.

After months of speculation, the Apple iPad was announced to much fanfare in January. Read on for everything you need to know about the Apple iPad.