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Apple officially confirms 8 am third-gen iPad launch

Apple this morning confirmed yesterday’s report that it will begin to sell the third-generation iPad at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, March 16. As revealed last week during the company’s special press event, the device will initially launch in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, and the UK, along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In the US, the third-generation iPad will be available at Apple’s retail stores, as well as Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart. Apple will continue its rollout of the device on March 23, when it launches in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

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There are quite a few people already in Australia that have already managed to get their new iPads via the normal retail channels - the embargo was set to 12:01 Friday, and some stores here are open 24 hours, so a few really keen people rocked up and purchased. It seems it’s limited to BigW (General Merch business of Woolworths in Australia), and they’re discounting the prices compared to Apple Retail. I’m getting mine in about 8 hours though!!

Posted by yinyang on March 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM (CDT)

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