Verizon iPad release set for October 28
If you had any doubts that Apple and Verizon were working together, this should quiet them. Verizon will begin offering the iPad in their stores starting on October 28. The iPad model offered will be the WiFi model, but each iPad will be bundled with a Verizon MiFi mobile hotspot to insure wireless data coverage.
The Verizon iPad prices will be as follows:
- iPad 16GB with MiFi hotspot: $629.99
- iPad 32GB with MiFi hotspot: $729.99
- iPad 64GB with MiFi hotspot: $829.99
The MiFi hotspot plans will start at $20 a month for 1GB of data usage, there will be no contract required so you can effectively get the same month-to-month data use that you currently get with the iPad 3G data plans through AT&T.
This looks like another sign that the Verizon iPhone release date is approaching quickly, and perhaps the next iPad will be CDMA compatible as well, eliminating the need for the MiFi hotspot.
Verizon iPad release date: October 28 – confirmed through Verizon
Verizon iPhone release date: early 2011?