iPad 2 online sales start tonight at 1:00 AM
Grab a cup of tea or coffee and get ready for a late night! If you don’t want to deal with the inevitable lines at the official iPad 2 launch tomorrow at 5:00 PM, you can stay awake late tonight and order it directly from Apple’s online store starting at 1:00 AM PST.
Other than being able to shop in your pajamas, buying online will get you free shipping, the ability to engrave the iPad 2, and you’ll be practically guaranteed to get one within a few days, whereas many of the stores are likely to sell out of existing stock.
Here’s the clip from Apple’s press release (emphasis mine):
CUPERTINO, California-March 10, 2011-Apple® today announced that 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.
If you’re committed and want to get your hands on the coolest tablet around as soon as possible, here’s where you can buy iPad 2 tomorrow.
Display and camera is unacceptable. Same with memory. I’ll see what they cook up next year.
Wonder if they allow in-store pickup for this? So in a sense it’s a reservation.
I wish but it doesn’t sound like it, it’s first-come-first-serve basis. I would bet online orders will ship within 24 hours though and you’d probably get one by Tuesday of next week.
If it’s anything like past iPhone/iPad launches, the best place to get one will be the Apple Store, everyone else will sell out quick. No wonder they chose 5PM for sales time, it’s so people that work normal hours can have a chance to get it.