March 10, 2011
Apple has confirmed that the iPad 2 will go on sale tomorrow in the United States in both retail outlets and online. According to a press release, online sales will be accepted beginning at 1 a.m. PST tomorrow morning. The iPad 2, which promises to be another hit for the folks in Cupertino, California, will be available in all 236 Apple retail stores, plus AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple is offering free Personal Setup service at each of its retail stores. It promises to help customers set up email, load new apps and more. Retail sales begin at 5 p.m. local time. However, you might find an uninformed Target or Walmart employee who will sell you the iDevice earlier than that time. Of course, there are no guarantees. Apple is not saying how many iPad 2’s will be available at each store on Friday. However, supplies probably won’t match demand. If you want one, get there early. To order your iPad 2 online visit Apple.com. The iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available in the US on March 11 for a suggested retail price of $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model, $699 for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model. iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G compatible with the Verizon network will be available in the US only for a suggested retail price of $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model and $829 for the 64GB model.