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  • iPad 2 Online Orders to Begin Overnight Through Apple


    In what could become another middle-of-the-night Internet feeding frenzy, online orders for the new iPad 2 will begin overnight, says Apple. If you don't want to battle the crowds (assuming, of course, that there will be crowds) at your preferred iPad 2-carrying retailer, you can order the refreshed tablet from home at least twelve hours before the 5:00 pm launch of iPad 2 sales at phsyical stores tomorrow.

    Apple says online ordering will commence overnight at 1:00 am Pacific and 4:00 am Eastern. But if the delay of shipping is too much to bear (or because you want in-store setup), you'll still have 236 Apple retail stores in the US to choose from if you must have an iPad 2 in your hands by this weekend. Also joining the retail roll out tomorrow will be AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.

    The international arrival of the iPad 2 remains on track for later this month. According to Apple, on March 25th, the 2nd generation iPad will arrive in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Online Orders to Begin Overnight Through Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 87 Comments
    1. Twnkee's Avatar
      Twnkee -
      I have a feeling that the 5pm policy is to maximize the potential advertisement opportunity, so that 6pm news can give coverage of all the long lines of people waiting for the iPad 2!

      No one answered whether the color on the leather smart covers will rub off, i'm not into the poly "pastels" so i hope that a red leather smart cover won't look pink after a week.

      That sucks that Best Buy employees have to wait 90 days to get the discount, but isn't that only on the warranty anyway? It's worth $100 to get the iPad 2 90 days earlier, that's like $1/day!

      Best Buy's warranty program is still the best out there now, right? I believe it covers accidents, but how much will it cost for the iPad 2?
    1. beerhunter's Avatar
      beerhunter -
      Sure! What do you want?

      Quote Originally Posted by milkycloud View Post
      I am being serious guys, no one wants to make some quick bucks?
      Sure! What do you want?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      So what's the reasoning behind this? I was hoping to get it early in the morning and have one to play with all day,
      To cause huge lines for the media to showcase the demand for iPad 2
    1. fudu's Avatar
      fudu -
      if i order the ipad 2 online at apple.com and get it shipped to canada will i get dinged customs and warranty work in Canada as well? lol dont want to wait till the 25th of March!
    1. chris102192's Avatar
      chris102192 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Twnkee View Post
      I have a feeling that the 5pm policy is to maximize the potential advertisement opportunity, so that 6pm news can give coverage of all the long lines of people waiting for the iPad 2!

      No one answered whether the color on the leather smart covers will rub off, i'm not into the poly "pastels" so i hope that a red leather smart cover won't look pink after a week.

      That sucks that Best Buy employees have to wait 90 days to get the discount, but isn't that only on the warranty anyway? It's worth $100 to get the iPad 2 90 days earlier, that's like $1/day!

      Best Buy's warranty program is still the best out there now, right? I believe it covers accidents, but how much will it cost for the iPad 2?
      Most likely it is on the warranty only. lol i dont imagine best buy giving us discounts on the iPad 2. haha

      we save sooo much!!! and its kinda disappointing but who cares. i'll buy iPad 3. but yeah man i think its 119 for 1 year of accidental, 239 for 2 years, and 329 for 3....

      Quote Originally Posted by eng View Post
      Any idea if the GSM version will be Locked to AT&T or unlocked?
      No one knows for sure. not even Apple employees.
      It will most likely not be locked to a carrier tho!
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      Ummmm maybe because Apple is based in California, and a US based company? Seriously.....
      Quote Originally Posted by spazturtle View Post
      What I want to know is why the USA get the iPad 2 first, all the iPads are produced in China so it takes longer for them to ship to the USA then it does to ship to say... Europe or Asia.
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Must... Stay... Awake... ........zzzzzzz
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Quote Originally Posted by flash66 View Post
      Ummmm maybe because Apple is based in California, and a US based company? Seriously.....
      When you order something shipped to you direct from manufacturer, fed ex doesn't stop along the way and sell fifty boxes of it at the road-side...
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      The 5PM thing could be an accounting thing like most of their odd items every once in a while.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ohthatguyagain View Post
      Must... Stay... Awake... ........zzzzzzz
      Lol, nice way to be a Trooper!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Damn I was so close to getting one tonight
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      The two Walmarts by my house said they won't be carrying the iPad tomorrow, so I guess I'll have to go to ATT
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      So many good places to try to
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      I'm not gonna order online gonna drive around for the shortest lines lol
    1. milkycloud's Avatar
      milkycloud -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      How many bucks and why can't you buy it yourself?
      Its not out locally, I can pay 15% premium.

      Quote Originally Posted by beerhunter View Post
      Sure! What do you want?



      Sure! What do you want?
      I want a lot of ipad 2 and I can pay 15% premium. I'll make payment in advance using PayPal (both parties proected). Let me know how much shipment would cost.;
    1. emartins's Avatar
      emartins -
      You can order online already. Just placed my order, wont be around tonight so I can wait till next week.
    1. midgetadam's Avatar
      midgetadam -
      Got mine ordered as well. Only thing I didn't like was no option for faster shipping, 3-5 free only :/
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      I wanna order one, doesnt seem like a ton of people are trying to get one. I'm gonna try my luck in store later. Does anyone know if I place an order online, will I be able to easily cancel the order if I can get one at a store later today?
    1. ualreadyknow23's Avatar
      ualreadyknow23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kadernal View Post
      I wanna order one, doesnt seem like a ton of people are trying to get one. I'm gonna try my luck in store later. Does anyone know if I place an order online, will I be able to easily cancel the order if I can get one at a store later today?
      Would like to know this as well. Was kind of disappointed to see Apple not offering overnight or at least 2 day shipping as I am leaving for vacation next week.
    1. scottw03's Avatar
      scottw03 -
      Where are you ordering online from?

      EDIT: nevermind must have just change the Apple Store in the last few hrs since I checked. I checked earlier and it still said "coming soon".