Now that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s 3G iPad is finally available -- at least in the US -- here's what's making the early news about the tablet:
Some are predicting sales from the more expensive 3G-capable device that rival initial sales of the WiFi-only device. Piper Jaffray & Co. analyst -- and long-time Apple watcher -- Gene Munster claims that Apple sold 300,000 of the 3G devices on the first weekend. The Wall Street Journalnotes that Apple says that it has now sold 1 million iPads overall. Information Week, meanwhile, reports that the 3G iPad is "nearly sold out," with customers wanting to order online from Apple being told that there's a wait of up to a week for new purchases to be fulfilled.
Early reports suggest that the 3G iPad may throttle back video resolution on at least some applications. iLounge says that the 3G iPad's YouTube application runs video at "dramatically lower resolution" over cellular, compared to WiFi, while some apps -- like the ABC Player will only run over WiFi.