Late this morning we brought you news that the U.S. online Apple Store was down ahead of the unveiling of the new iPad. The store remained down throughout the event and after a few hiccups, appears to be mostly back up and running now.
Both the new iPad and the new Apple TV are now available for pre-order through the Apple Store right now. The Apple TV sells for $99 with a promised delivery date of March 16th. The Apple TV has 1080p output, supports iCloud and AirPlay, and allows you to watch video from a variety of sources including Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, as well as stream living sporting events from the MLB, NBA, and NHL.
The new iPad is also available for preorder, and also promises delivery by March 16th. The new iPad (not the iPad 3 or iPad HD, as it turns out), sports an array of new features including a retina display, a 5 megapixel iSight camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and a beefed up dual-core A5X processor. Launching along with the new iPad are updates to Apple's iWork suite, as well as updates Garage Band and iMovie for iPad. All new with the retina display iPad is iPhoto for iPad, rounding out the iLife suite.
The new iPad is available in black and white, as well as 4G and Wi-Fi only. It also comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models. The pricing for the new iPad is the same as for the iPad 2: the Wi-Fi only models are $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB, while the 4G models are $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB.
Do you plan to order a new iPad? Which kind will you get? What about a new Apple TV? Let us know in the comments.