The third-generation iPad—don't call it the iPad 3!—is hitting the streets this Friday, March 16. Although Apple took preorders for its latest tablet for a few days before the shipping dates started being pushed back, many potential buyers decided to hold off on the decision until Friday rolls around. Maybe you're one of them. Perhaps you couldn't decide on carriers or data plans. Maybe you simply wanted to participate in exciting launch-day festivities; standing outside an Apple Store with a bunch of chain smokers for four hours while passers-by ask you endlessly if they're giving something away.
Whatever your reason for waiting until Friday, there are still plenty of decisions left to make. We decided to lend you a hand by answering some of the most common questions about buying an iPad in a single place. Got questions about 4G versus LTE, data plans, international roaming, or where to even buy an iPad? Or do you have friends or family who won't stop asking you those questions? The answers are right here.