Apple has officially announced that they will be taking online orders at 1:00 AM Pacific Time / 4:00 AM Eastern Time, with a 5:00 pm in-store launch. Other stores such as Best Buy , Walmart, Target etc. will also be selling them at 5:00 pm local time with a limited supply.
AT&T and Verizon has also officially announced that they will in fact have the iPad 2 (Wifi + 3G verison) on launch date (March 11th) at 5pm local time. For more on this check out MacRumors.com
In reports today it appears that the iPad 2 will be available in other retail stores besides Apple. Carriers Verizon & AT&T are said to carry the Wifi + 3G models. While Best Buy, Walmart and Sam’s Club are said to carry both models on launch date (March 11th). Can we expect shorter lines at Apple Stores? Some reports say so , here’s a article from everythingiCafe and iSource about the topic.