Early adopters take note: Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is taking pre-orders for the iPad at 5:30 a.m. Pacific on Friday.
Last week, Apple announced that March 12 was the magical day for per-orders, but never specified a time. Now, it has been confirmed that electronic ordering will begin bright and early, according to The Unofficial Apple Weblog, which says its readers have been asking in droves exactly what hour the tablet will go on sale.
Remember, the WiFi-only device won’t ship until April 3, and the 3G version will come sometime later that month. No release date has been announced for other countries.