We don’t know yet if any of these retailers will be opening their doors at 8AM like the Apple Stores are expected to, or how well they’re going to be stocked. If you have a Apple Store close to you then it’s probably your best bet to go there. Yes there is a risk of longer lines but you can almost guarantee that they will have more iPads in stock, and more staff on hand which equals far better customer service than their secondary retailers. If you go to the Apple Store you’ll also have free setup help and support to get set up and ready to go faster.
If you missed out on pre-orders and you don’t have an Apple store near you then these other retailers are great places for you to pick up your new tablet. Happy hunting!
Where are you planning to pick up your new iPad on Friday?