New iPad Launch Day: What You Need to Know


If this sounds like too much work (or too much waiting in line), you may have luck doing a late morning sweep of Apple stores and other retailers, especially if you're not particular about storage capacity and color. After last year's iPhone 4S launch, some stores after the lines dispersed. Waiting for the lines to clear is a risky move, but it could pay off if you're a flexible shopper.

Reserve One Online...Just in Case

Although Apple's online store lists a shipping delay of two to three weeks for all models of the new iPad, there's no rule that says you can't order an iPad online, try to pick one up in a store, and then cancel your online order if you manage to get your hands on one. If you're dead-set on having a new iPad, consider reserving one online before the wait gets any longer--just in case the iLines don't pan out.

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