As the latest iPad nears its official availability date of March 16, those who haven't preordered already are left in a quandary.
To no great surprise, newly placed Apple iPad orders now won't ship for another 2-3 weeks. So, should you try waiting in a line at an Apple store or retailer on Friday instead for your iPad fix?
I wouldn't advise it, unless you have lots and lots of spare time. My previous experience waiting on iDevice lines in New York City was frustrating, and filled with tons of resellers. This year, the third-gen iPad will be going on sale in a number of countries worldwide on Friday, which theoretically could help reduce the reseller line issue.
It's hard to tell right now. Still, from my experience buying devices like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, the waiting-in-line system has become an extremely dicey proposition. In case you forgot what last year was like, refresh your iPad 2 launch madness memories here.
It took me weeks to shop for an iPad 2, an... [Read more]