The iPad 2 is out today, March 11th. Do you know where you're going to buy one from? Do you know who's selling them? We'll tell you all you need to know right here.
At your local Apple Store, of course. But the usual big brick and mortar stores, Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, will also be selling it on launch day (though they're mum on how many they have in stock). AT&T and Verizon retail stores will also be selling but only offering the iPad 3G version that works with their network.
Update: The iPad 2 will also be at 10 Sam's Club locations, according to 9to5Mac.
Every store will start selling the iPad 2 at 5:00PM Local Time. So you don't have to call in sick to work (but you may take a half day).
Same as last year. $499 for 16GB Wi-Fi only, $599 for 32GB Wi-Fi only, and $699 for 64GB Wi-Fi only. 3G models range from $629 for 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G, $729 for 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G, and $829 for 64GB Wi-Fi +3G.
Yep, same price for either color and both will be available on launch day. No one has confirmed how many of each will be available but we'd imagine most stores will have more black units than white units.
Because it's a new Apple product, probably. But Apple's been getting better at divvying up stock to different retailers so it might be a tad better. In any case, call your local retailer to check their status before you go. (Don't worry that picture isn't from today's iPad 2 launch)
Update: All iPad models on Apple.com now show a ship time of 2-3 weeks. If you want one as soon as possible, don't buy it on Apple.com.
Our roundup of the early iPad 2 reviews can help you figure out whether you should buy one or not. Our own review will come once we spend some real quality time with it. In any case, be sure to let us know where you're going to buy one (if you are at all) in the comments!