Apple confirms 8am iPad launch this Friday

If the evidence stacking up wasn’t enough to convince you the new iPad will be available for sale on Friday, at 8am, maybe this official announcement from Apple will.

In a press release sent earlier today, Apple confirmed that the new iPad will be available in the US and nine additional countries, on Friday at 8am…

Apple® today announced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive at Apple’s retail stores and the Apple Online Store ( on Friday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m. local time in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Of course, you can still pre-order, but you won’t receive your iPad anytime soon. All in all, if you haven’t already pre-ordered, getting in line at 8am this Friday is your best bet to get your hands on the new iPad.