Apple has sent out a press release reminding us -- as if we needed it! -- that iPad 2 will go on sale tomorrow in the US. Online orders via store.apple.com begin at 1am PT/4am ET so it'll be early to rise for internet buyers. Retail sales start at 5pm local time but if you plan to get one in person be aware the lineups will probably start much earlier!
iPad 2, the next generation of its magical device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and much more, will be available tomorrow at 5 p.m. local time at all 236 Apple retail stores in the US and through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) beginning at 1 a.m. PT. Every customer who buys an iPad 2 at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPad 2 by setting up email, loading new apps from the App Store℠ and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPad 2 before they leave the store. iPad 2 will also be available beginning at 5 p.m. local time at AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
If you're outside the US, the story hasn't changed:
iPad 2 will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25; and in many more countries around the world in the coming months. Further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.
If you still haven't decided if iPad 2 is for you, check out our iPad 2 buyers guide. So who's waking up early to order online and who's getting there early to stand in line?