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US iPad pre-order opens March 12th

As promised, iPad pre-orders have begun at the Apple Store. The campaign lets US customers pre-order the Wi-Fi and 3G versions of the tablet for online shipments. It also lets customers reserve a unit at a retail store in the country.

The pre-orders also include most of Apple’s official iPad accessories, including the Keyboard Dock ($69), Case ($39), regular Dock ($29), 10W USB Power Adapter ($29) and VGA Adapter ($29). The camera and SD card adapters, however, appear to be absent.

International orders aren’t expected to be ready until late April, when Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK will get the device as well. Both these and US customers will have the option of the more expensive 3G model at the same time. Other countries are expected to follow later on in the year.