Apple's Australian online store has started taking orders for its long-awaited iPad mobile-computing device.
Australians who stayed up all night hoping to snare an early iPad order from the Apple store had to wait until 7am AEST when the store switched over to take orders for the device.
Apple promises to have the devices ordered through the store in the hands of customers before May 28 and to ship its full range of Apple iPad accessories before that date.
Accessories available through the store today are a keyboard dock ($89), case ($48), dock ($39), camera connection kit ($39), 10W USB power adapter ($39), VGA adapter ($39).
Telstra yesterday was the first Australian carrier to offer a 3G data plan for the iPad, which started at $20 for a gigabyte of traffic a month.