Apple’s official ship date for the iPad 3G – the iPad model that can connect to AT&T’s 3G wireless data network – is set for Friday, April 30. But, it seems Apple may be shipping the 3G-enabled iPad to users a day early. At least one lucky Apple fan got his iPad 3G ahead of schedule, and he sent a pic to Engadget to prove it!
You can tell this is the pic is of an iPad 3G because it sports the telltale black plastic trim along the top of the display. The plastic insert serves to create a gap in the aluminum unibody, allowing the iPad to get unobstructed signal reception – radio signals hate aluminum (they’re a bigoted bunch).
Does this mean Apple is shipping the new iPad a day early? If they are, we can’t imagine that this will be an isolated case. If this guy got his, there’s bound to be more iPad 3G’s headed to a few lucky souls today. So, our question is – have you taken shipment of your iPad 3G yet? We know we’ll be keeping a lookout for our delivery today!