Will You Queue Up for the Latest iPad?

Online pre-order sales are sold out; retail stores will have them as of Friday.

The latest iPad is sold out online so those looking to snag the new device best prepare to stand in long lines on Friday; some in London are reportedly camping out already.

What buyers will get on the new iPad—not called iPad 3 bythe way—is “a crisper Retina display, faster processor, voice dictation and the ability to run on the speediest 4G wireless data networks,” according to USAToday.

Two fan boys in London are enamored enough with the updates that SlashGear found them in line for the long haul—lots of warm clothing and the requisite folding chair—at an Apple store on Regent Street.

The first ship date for pre-order online sales is March 19; three days after the iPad will be available for purchase in retail stores. Prices start at $499 for the WiFi version, and $629 for the 4G version, minus the data plan.

In Campbell, the Verizon Wireless store at 535 West Hamilton Ave. has confirmed that they will be carrying the new iPad and have already been taking deposits. The Verizon Wireless store at 900 E. Hamilton Ave. however, has not received confirmation on whether they will carry the new gadget.

Those in Cupertino will have to leave their ZIP code to find a new iPad—the store at Apple’s headquarters won’t have any in stock for a while since most of its customers are Apple employees who aren’t eligible for employee discounts on new releases.

Nearby stores that will likely have a line for those looking for a social experience—and the latest Apple gadget—can start with Valley Fair.

Other locations include Los Gatos, at 23 N. Santa Cruz Ave.; Oakridge Mall in San Jose; two locations in Palo Alto—Stanford Mall and 451 University Ave.

If you're among the brave who queues up, let us know and send us a photo from your vantage point.


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