iMore Nation ASSEMBLE! This is it, folks. The Super Bowl and Oscars all rolled into one. The big spring gadget release of the year. The new iPad launch. At 8am local time (which is round about now if you're in Australia) Apple Retail Stores will be opening their doors, and UPS and Fedex trucks will start pulling into driveways, and the new iPad will finally be in the hands of our readers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and the US Virgin Islands.
While those of you who pre-ordered can wait at home, snug in your beds, those of us who simply have to have the full Apple experience will be braving the darkness, rain, snow, (and likely roving bands of Samsung-ed-ers) to line up and buy them in person.
Crowds are already forming around the world, especially at the big Apple flagship stores in New York, London, and elsewhere. Yeah, slumber party meets pizza party. Fun times!
If you're waiting by the window watching for the delivery truck, let us know where you are and when it arrives. If you're lining up at an Apple Store or reseller, let us know where you are and what's happening in line!
And the minute you get your new iPad, jump into our iPad 3 forums and share your unboxing pictures, your 3G/4G/LTE speed tests, your (http://forums.imore.com/ipad-3-forum/231580-new-ipad-camera-tests-post-your-pics.html) and your review of the new iPad
If you catch us in line in Montreal, Miami, or Monterey, CA, we'll be giving away special edition iMore iPad launch t-shirts. If you can't make it to one of those locations, fret not! We'll also be giving a bunch of those very same t-shirts away in the new iPad forum. Just share your thoughts and your pictures and you'll automagically be entered for your chance to win!
This is it. The go orders have been given. Bring the iPads!