iPad Pre-orders Open Friday Morning At 8.30 In The US

If you just can't wait to buy an iPad, or rather, can't wait to reserve your slot to buy an iPad, you may be getting up early tomorrow: Pre-orders start at 8.30am EST Friday. That's 5.30am, Pacific.

Since these will be pre-orders for the first available iPad, your early start tomorrow will save your spot for either a Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi+3G-equipped model, on their respective release dates of April 3 and "late April". If you pre-order through your local store, you can reasonably expect to get your iPad day of launch; if you pre-order through Apple's website, they'll ship it on launch day, but no earlier.

So, who's gonna take the dive? [LoopInSight]