I will pre-order an Apple iPad the day they are available for pre-sale, or regular order on the day if they are immediately available for purchase. I am thinking about getting the WiFi model first to use for development, and then later getting the WiFi + 3G model for everyday use.
I’ve already begun switching over to the iPad beta SDK environment while I study all the Cocoa Touch and Objective-C 2.0 reading and testing. Though it be nice to be able to test on the production device, as it would be more entertaining.
Need to upgrade/replace my MacBook 13″ sometime soon too. Would be nice to get a 27″ iMac with a second 27″ external display, or get a Mac Pro with 3 external monitors. Need more screen space for programming and software development. 13″ MacBook screen and external 19″ screen doesn’t give enough space for development. The iPad screen for the development simulator is too large to fit on the MacBook 13″ screen at full resolution.
So, it looks like the iPad device will cause me to want to purchase 2 or 3 more additional Apple products. Apple sure knows how to sell to me.