AT&T also selling new iPads at their retail outlets on Friday, March 16

“This shouldn’t take anyone by surprise, but with the new iPad going on sale on Friday at 8 a.m. at Apple Stores around the country, AT&T will also have units that they’ll be selling at their retail outlets on the same day,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.

“Don’t count on being able to easily get one, though,” Brownlee reports. “I know what you’re thinking. With lines for the new iPad likely to be long outside of Apple’s official retail stores, why not just head on over to your local AT&T retail shop and buy one there, skipping all the lines?”

Brownlee reports, “Well, lemme tell you, I tried just that last year, and no AT&T shop I tried within thirty miles had any. They would all just let you pre-order them. Apple seems to be doing a better job supplying demand this time around, but I doubt most AT&T stores will be flush with the new iPad.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. To avoid lines, go to your rural Best Buy. If you intend to get it with 4G LTE, you can pick one up at a rural Verizon or AT&T store (they’re everywhere). I have done this with my iPhones. I had them on the same day, no lines at all. Many still had stock days later. I’d rather drive 30 minutes than stand in line for hours. …besides, for lunch, the best BBQ is in the smaller towns.

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