Weekend iPad News Roundup

With actual iPads ordered, the news is getting increasingly specific, and increasingly real. Here are a few items that aren’t strictly about eBooks, but are worth knowing nonetheless.

First, notice the diamond iPad above. You can own one just like it for a mere $19,999. Mervis Diamond Importers will have a few of these beauties to sell on June 1.

Next, news has been flying around the blogs this weekend about Apple’s plans for iPad battery replacement. According to Engadget, if your iPad battery dies, Apple won’t replace your battery. For $99, the company will just send you a new iPad.

Finally, if you reserved an iPad for in-store pickup, plan to wait on a long line, because, according to TUAW, you’ll be waiting around with many tens of thousands of people.