The New iPad Hits the US

Today is the day, you Apple fanatics. The third generation iPad goes on sale today, with 24-hour Wal-Marts selling the device at 12:01am this morning. Apple Stores opened at 5am PST, and it’s odd to see them begin selling their own device five hours after Wal-Mart began. Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Target, AT&T, and Verizon will all be selling the tablet, though its unknown how much stock each store will be carrying.

One thing is clear, though: if you didn’t pre-order and you didn’t wait in line, you’re going to have a wait ahead of you. Online pre-order delays are already stretching 2-3 weeks. Some analysts are predicting that this a record-breaking launch for Apple, based off of pre-order numbers alone and despite the fact that supplies are limited due to a shortage of the Retina Display panels.

If you’re somehow still undecided on the new iPad, you’re late to the party, but be sure to check out our preview.

via SlashGear

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