Apple Retail stores are gearing up in preparation for the new iPad which will hit stores on Friday at 8:00 AM.
These dates were leaked out when a new Apple store in Houston posted a sign on their door saying “The New iPad, Available Friday, March 16th, at 8:00 AM.” In past years, Apple stores didn’t open their doors until late afternoon, so this new morning sales strategy is thought it might help cut down on the chaotic crowds, though I doubt it will make any difference.
While this may be great news for Apple fans that simply can’t wait to get their hands on the new iPad, unfortunately for Apple employees it just means another busy day at the office. Reports suggest that Apple employees will be working overnight tomorrow in order to prepare for the crazy iPad 3 sales rush. At least Apple is paying their employees 10% more wage during this rush… I’m not sure how much more that really ends up being.