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Walmart Kicking Off iPad Mayhem Tomorrow With Sales Beginning At 12:01 A.M.

Walmart Kicking Off iPad Mayhem Tomorrow With Sales Beginning At 12:01 A.M.

Walmart at midnight? Hope you like getting sprayed in the face with mace.

Can you literally not contain your excitement for the new iPad and its glorious Retina display? Will you be unable to sleep tonight because you can’t wait to get in line at the butt crack of dawn tomorrow to buy one? Then you may be in luck because Walmart is kicking things off early.

Starting at precisely 12:01 A.M. tomorrow, Walmart will start selling a limited supply of new iPads at its 24-hour locations around the United States. Apple’s doors aren’t opening until 8 A.M., so you’ll have the opportunity to snag a new tablet before everyone else.

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Apple Expected To Sell Over 1 Million iPads This Friday [Report]

Apple Expected To Sell Over 1 Million iPads This Friday [Report]

The post-PC revolution is here.

Apple announced over the weekend that it had completely sold out of its pre-order stock for the new iPad, stating that demand for the new tablet is “off the charts.” Now analyst Gene Munster is predicting that Apple will sell over 1 million units during the new iPad launch this Friday, March 16th.

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Apple Completely Sells Out Of New iPad Pre-Orders, Says Demand Is “Off The Charts”

Apple Completely Sells Out Of New iPad Pre-Orders, Says Demand Is “Off The Charts”

With shipping estimates starting to slip for the new iPad around the world since the tablet became available for pre-order on March 7th, it was only a matter of time before Apple sold out of its pre-order stock entirely. Shipping estimates for the U.K. and U.S. slipped to March 19th this past Friday.

Apple has confirmed in an official statement that it has now completely sold out of its pre-order iPad stock in less than 5 days.

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News Report of iPad 2 Festivities Was Shot & Broadcast — On iPad 2

News Report of iPad 2 Festivities Was Shot & Broadcast — On iPad 2

Videographer Richard Gutjahr pioneering the iPad 2 as in-field camera rig.

Check out this totally pro video of the iPad 2 launch in Munich, Germany. It was shot, edited and uploaded entirely on an iPad 2 using iMovie. The entire process took less than a hour. It’s even in HD (720p).

It was shot by┬ájournalist Richard Gutjahr. Gutjahr made headlines himself last year as the first guy in line for the original iPad at Apple’s 5th Ave. Store in New York. Gutjahr bumped pro-line sitter Greg Packer.

It’s pretty amazing that such a professional video was prepared and published in less than an hour. Could never do it that quickly with a camcorder/MacBook/Aircard combo.

Here’s the finished product:

News Report of iPad 2 Festivities Was Shot & Broadcast — On iPad 2

Here are some pictures and an explanation of the equipment and methods (in German).

NYC Woman Sells 1st Place in iPad 2 Line For $900

NYC Woman Sells 1st Place in iPad 2 Line For $900

College student Amanda Foote sold her place at the head of the iPad line at Apple’s 5th Ave. store for $900.

Who did she sell it to? The guy right next to her apparently. Why? No one knows.

She camped out for two nights for the $900. She plans to buy tickets to Lady Gaga.

More at Mashable.

Uh Oh: One Target Store Has Only 5 iPad 2s, WiFi Only

Uh Oh: One Target Store Has Only 5 iPad 2s, WiFi Only

According to this Target employee, the store has only 5 iPad 2s for sale later today. They are all 64GB, WiFi-only models in black. That's not a lot of stock. We've hidden the employee's identity so they don't get fired.

If you’re thinking of visiting Target for an iPad 2 later today, better think again.

We just got a report from the stockroom of one Target store, which has only five iPad 2s in stock for sale at 5PM today. They are all 64GB, WiFi-only models in black.

An employee at the store just sent us the following message with the picture above:

“stockroom we only got 5 of the 64gb wifi only black models insulting right.

Stock levels at big box retailers like Target and Best Buy were expected to be much lower than Apple’s retail stores, but this is shockingly low.

It’s not clear if this is the inventory level at all Target stores, but I’d say it’s typical. Apple is offering the iPad 2 for sale at about 10 different retailers, so stocks are likely to be stretched thin. Obviously, retailers are keeping their inventory levels secret: they don’t want to scare potential shoppers away.

The Target employee summed it up nicely: “Better off waitin outside apple or best buy.”