- Steve Jobs announces the iPad 2. (Photo: Associated Press)
The much-anticipated second version of the Apple iPad goes on sale Friday, and shoppers are expected to line up in advance to get the first ones.
Because Apple has not allowed any online orders in advance of the release date, the only way to get an iPad 2 on Friday is by visiting one of the stores that will begin selling them at 5 p.m. Lines are expected to form several hours in advance at many locations.
That's the bad news. The good news is, you have some options of where to wait in line. The devices will be sold at Apple Stores, as well as Target, Best Buy and Wal-Mart locations.
To help you in your quest, we've put together a map of 75 locations of those stores in the region. Choose wisely, and good luck.
75 stores that should be selling iPad 2
You'll also be able to shop for the 3G-capable models (not the WiFi-only models) at some Verizon and AT&T stores. We didn't map those, but if that's what you're looking for you may want to consider those locations near you as well.
And for those of you who don't mind waiting a few days for shipping, or who don't want to brave the long lines, you can place an order online through Apple or the participating retailers starting Friday.
So, are you planning to buy an iPad 2? And will you wait in line Friday? Any tips to share? Leave your comments below.