March 21, 2011
Best Buy stores in Canada may begin selling the iPad 2 in the country beginning at 10 a.m. local time this Friday, March 25. This news was collected from an internal Best Buy ticket system, which was first leaked by 9 To 5 Mac. While Apple had previously announced Canada would be getting the second-generation iPad this Friday (along with other countries), this is the first time we’ve heard of an actual time for the release. According to the message:
Was confirmed by my store manager. We will be selling them at 10am Friday when we open. It’s first come first serve and there WILL be a line up. If we are doing the same thing as last year we will be handing out a piece of paper which you will fill out telling us which ipad you want, size, color ect.. (sic)However, be warned: Sales might not actually start until 5 p.m. local time, as was the case with the U.S. launch. The message continues:
If it’s anything like the US release date we will not be able to sell them until 5PM EST. I would wait until ~24th for more information on price and availability.The iPad 2, which has experienced shipping delays in the U.S., will be available in the following countries beginning this Friday: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Okay, Canadian readers: Are you going to stand in line to get your iPad 2 on Friday? Let us know by using the comments below.