We had reports recently questioning whether we would see the iPad 2 being available this coming Friday in other countries outside the US. Concerns were raised because of the high demand in the US, and the devastating events in Japan.
According to an article over at 9 to 5 Mac by Christian Ziberg, Best Buy is readying itself for the launch in Canada this coming Friday. This time round the company should be offering a more organized experience for customers as they attempt to get their hands one Apple’s new tablet.
There will be no pre-orders available and it will be based on a first come first served basis. The iPad 2 will be available from 10 a.m. and long lines are expected, so a ticket system will be in operation to sort through orders.
Staff will be handing out pieces of paper so customers can fill out what version of the iPad 2 they want. It is not known if there will be a limit on how many units will be available per customer, but it is usually two. The information has originated from a comment section on the company’s website from a person claiming to be an employee.
This coincides with a report on TechRadar, who are reporting Apple told them everything is on track for a launch in the UK this Friday. Apple have probably set aside a certain amount of units for each country for launch day, unlike last year where release dates were pushed back because of higher than expected demand in the US.
Also See: iTunes 12.0.1 update release notes