Steve Jobs Email: iPads Initially Available Only at Apple Stores & Best Buy

According to an e-mail reportedly sent by Steve Jobs in reply to a customer’s question, the iPad will be available, “Initially at Apple Retail and online stores and Best Buy.” Reported by AppleInsider, the e-mail suggests that AT&T will not be allowed to carry the device, at least on its launch, even though AT&T will be providing 3G access on its cellular networks.

That said, it is the WiFi-only version of the iPad that will be released first - 3G capable iPads will be released as early as 30 days after the April 3rd launch of the device, so the lack of them at AT&T shouldn’t come as a surprise, though readers looking to buy one through AT&T will likely appreciate the information.