Apple iPad Commercial Shown During Academy Awards

YouTube video courtesy of Apple

Pre-orders for Apple’s iPad starts this Friday (March 12) with the actual device becoming available on April 3. Apple got the word out to the masses by running a little ad (see above) during the Academy Awards television program last night.

The fast paced commercial zoomed through what seemed like a dozen or more usage scenarios (viewing photos, typing text, watching a movie, etc.). It might pique interest from people who haven’t heard about it before. But, I doubt if it will win over any fence sitters or outright doubters.

As for me? I’m still planning to buy a WiFi-only model as soon as pre-orders are accepted.