Apple continues to ramp up their new product launches, with each one becoming more ambitious than the previous one. On the heels of last Friday’s new iPad launch in the United States and nine other countries, 25 more spots on the world map are able to buy it today.
I hauled out of bed this morning and headed out to check out the commotion over at the downtown San Francisco Apple Store. This time around, things were a little tricky as construction has ripped out the sidewalk in front of the Apple Store, which had those in line queued up around the opposite side of the block. Also, it was raining, but that's why you invest in a proper raincoat, folks. Because you never know when you'll be waiting outside the Apple Store.
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Right on cue, Apple today released the new iPad, which again attracted throngs of buyers -- not to mention the media looking to document the experience -- in all 10 of the countries where it launched today.
You already knew that Apple was releasing the new iPad on Friday, March 16, but now the company has confirmed what time their retail stores will open on that fateful day in the U.S. and nine other countries around the world.
Confirming Friday’s report that new iPad preorder ship dates have slipped past this Friday’s launch date, Apple says that demand for the new tablet has been “off the charts” -- with many eager buyers already lining up outside Apple retail stores to make sure they get one on March 16.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs hit the stage to a huge round of applause and a standing ovation at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Wednesday to unveil the company’s followup to the wildly successful iPad, which is being dubbed the iPad 2 and begins shipping on March 11.
Before Apple’s iPhone 4 nightmare, there was the controversy-free iPad, which is at last rolling out to nine more countries this Friday, July 23. That should come as good news both to would-be customers in those countries, as well as the rest of us weary of hearing about the iPhone 4’s so-called “issues.”