Apple has pushed out a press release today concerning the launch of the new iPad . This will take place in the United States and nine additional countries Friday, March 16 at 8 a.m. local time. The lines will be long and the demand for the new iPad 3 is “off the charts” according to Apple. The following countries are included for the initial launch on Friday: the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Apple also confirmed other big box retailer stores for the U.S. that will offer the iPad 3 tablet they are as follows: Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart. As for the international launch, Apple is still on track to launch in an additional 23 countries the following week on March 23. The full press release from Apple is after the break. Continue reading