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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Apple Retail Store Signage Confirms 8:00 AM Launch for New iPad on Friday




Yesterday, we noted that Apple's grand opening of its new Highland Village retail store scheduled for 8:00 AM on Friday hinted that the company was likely to planning to launch the new iPad at that time rather than in a late afternoon launch as was seen with the iPad 2.

We received word soon after that visual merchandising staff at Apple's retail stores were scheduled for an overnight shift on Thursday night into Friday morning in order to prepare the store for a morning launch, and now 9to5Mac posts a photo from a retail store source showing some of the new signage going up this week confirming an 8:00 AM launch for the device on Friday.




Apple's product launches have historically been scheduled by local time, so customers in any of the iPad launch countries with Apple retail stores should expect those stores to open at 8:00 AM in their local time zones. With Apple having sold out of its initial batch of online pre-orders for Friday delivery, those still looking to secure an iPad on launch day will need to wait in line at an Apple retail store or other launch retailer in hopes of obtaining one.

Article Link: Apple Retail Store Signage Confirms 8:00 AM Launch for New iPad on Friday
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Now does this mean people will just camp overnight?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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That photo looks weird.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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so happy I preordered
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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I guess the next iPhone will be "the new iPhone"
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:45 AM   #6
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That photo looks weird.
Was about to post the same myself. Looks like the iPad is distorted/warped
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:48 AM   #7
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Looks like some took a picture of a poster that wasn't laying flat.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:49 AM   #8
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So we'll technically be getting the new iPad before the US
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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So we'll technically be getting the new iPad before the US
Technically Australia gets it before anybody.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:52 AM   #10
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What's an "iPad"?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:55 AM   #11
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Technically Australia gets it before anybody.
Argh! So true LOL!
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:55 AM   #12
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Technically Australia gets it before anybody.
Not fair, lol. No smug photos of you guys w the new ipad
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:59 AM   #13
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What can you do with 250MB? Seriously, that continues to be a joke.

wrong thread iPhone, moving along
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 10:00 AM   #14
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I'm going to the Coconut Point Apple Store in Estero, FL. I hope they are opening at 8:00am. The store normally opens at 10:00am. When I called I was told they didn't know yet what time they opening the store in Friday.
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What can you do with 250MB? Seriously, that continues to be a joke.
wrong thread. Now you are the joke
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Was about to post the same myself. Looks like the iPad is distorted/warped
I'm guessing it was a banner, and someone had moved by it close and fast enough to give it a bit of a twist. Maybe combined with some lens distortion from too much zoom. Who knows, but you can get some weird results sometimes.
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I guess the next iPhone will be "the new iPhone"
Probably, but the product is “the new” iPad, not “the new iPad”. It’ll just be differentiated by the internal support ID “3rd Generation”. The product is iPad, like Macbook Pro or iMac.

It’s like “the new” Porsche 911. It’s new as of now, it’s referenced by it’s chassis designation (991), but when the next model comes out, it’ll be the next, “the new”
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Better than 5pm if you don't want to miss a day of work.
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The Apple Retail store near my place is inside a Mall, but there is a Starbucks at Front Mall Entance which opens at 6am... Going there at 5am and see if the Starbucks Employees will let me pass through!
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Wow! Cutting edge news!
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I wonder if it comes in white
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 10:18 AM   #22
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That photo looks weird.
Not really. It looks as though it's been skewed. Almost like the photo has been taken on an angle.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 10:18 AM   #23
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Lining up overnight for a chance at "new iPad" is the manifestation of growing idolatry and materialism, which just shows how shallow our society is becoming...
Anyone lining up to scalp an iPad is simply taking advantage of a solid business opportunity.
The truth is often unpopular.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 10:18 AM   #24
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Technically Australia gets it before anybody.
Technically New Zealand is ALWAYS the first one. Don't you guys ever read about other launch events?? Lol, very jealous of the Kiwis...
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 10:24 AM   #25
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