Lest you might have forgotten, Apple
sent out an announcement today reminding the world that its second generation magical device (and yes, Apple revived that term) -- the iPad 2
-- will be available tomorrow evening at 5 PM local time in each of its 236 Apple retail stores in the U.S, 1 AM PST online at www.apple.com, and 5 PM local time at AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
Those who march into an Apple Store to pick up an iPad 2 will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping you do things like setup your email and load new apps before you leave the store.
In case you somehow missed all the hoopla, from pre-launch rumors to Apple's March 2nd press event, the iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad. It sports a faster dual-core processor with much better graphics performance, it has both rear- and front-facing cameras, can record 720p HD video, and still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life, or so Apple claims. Pricing is the same as before, meaning you can grab an iPad 2 starting at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model.
So back to our original question. Show of hands, how many of you are planning to pick up an iPad 2, either on launch day (tomorrow) or sometime after? If not the iPad 2, do you plan to purchase a tablet anytime soon? Which one?