Before you grab your sleeping bag and comic books for a good night of sleeping outside the Apple Store, you might want to know a little bit more about the iPad 2 launch day details for tomorrow. For starters, you’re not getting the iPad 2 first thing in the morning.
Press releases have been issued by Apple, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless that the in-store purchases of the second iPad will not start until 5pm local time on March 11. That means that if you’re camping tonight, you’ll need to pack a breakfast and a lunch (and maybe an afternoon snack) for the long wait.
If you don’t need to have the shiny new tablet in your hand tomorrow, you can actually buy it sooner by visiting either the AT&T or Apple website starting at 1AM PST (4PM EST) tomorrow. Pricing is the same, but you’d have to wait for delivery.
Verizon will only sell the CDMA iPad, of course, and it’ll have four data plans ranging from $20 for 1GB to $80 for 10GB. AT&T, on the flip side, will only sell the GSM iPad and it has two plans: $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB. Those of you outside the USA will have to wait until the 26th.