New iPad to Be on Sale at 8AM Friday in Apple Stores

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A report today at 9to5Mac says they think Apple stores will be opening at 8:00AM this Friday (March 16) to sell the new iPad.

A friend in retail just sent us some artwork from upcoming Apple Store frontage which confirms Store will open early – 8am –to sell the third generation iPad. Earlier, we’d heard that the Houston store would be opening at 8am on the 16th which stongly hinted at such an opening.

I just called my local Apple store here in Austin and they confirm they are opening at 8:00AM on Friday, just for iPad sales. That’s an hour earlier than the last two years’ iPad launch days I think.

This is great news for those of us planning to line up on Friday to get the new iPad. For me it means if I’m out there early enough to be within the first 50 people or so (which I plan to be) it should be an even shorter morning.

Roll on Friday morning.

Patrick Jordan

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