Perhaps the biggest question going into Apple's event today wasn't if Apple would reveal their tablet (now revealed to be the iPad), but how much the device would actually end up costing.
The answer has been revealed: $499....sort of. It depends on what model you want from it.
- Wi-Fi Only: $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB), $699 (64GB)
- Wi-Fi + 3G: $629 (16GB), $729 (32GB), $829 (64GB)
Apple brokered a deal with AT&T for the 3G connections that doesn't require consumers to sign on a contract. 3G data for the iPad is pre-paid and reportedly can be cancelled at any time.
- 3G With 250MB Cap: $14.99/month
- 3G With Unlimited Data: $29.99/month
iPad can also connect to any AT&T Wi-Fi hot spot for free.
Be sure to watch Attack of the Show on G4 this evening at 7PM (EST) for even more Apple reaction, discussion and madness.