Apple iPad 2 Online Orders: Begins 1am PT March 11

The Apple iPad 2 is the hot topic of the moment and we’ve been bringing you all the news about it since before it’s official launch last week and since we had the release date confirmed as March 11. We’ve already brought you a buying guide for the iPad 2, ready for the big release day tomorrow, but now we wanted to give you the time that you can begin to place your orders online.

The buying guide from OSM’s Maddy Rowe listed retail outlets where you’ll be able to purchase your iPad 2 from 5pm on Friday and also gave details for ordering online and it was anticipated that online sales would begin at 12.01am PT tomorrow. However we have now heard that online sales will actually begin tomorrow at 1am PT, that’s 4am ET. You can place those orders at Apple.com here.

According to Apple Insider, from today at the App Store you can also purchase iMovie and GarageBand for the iPad, priced at $4.99 each. Also if you want one of the new Apple Smart Covers for the iPad 2 those also go on sale tomorrow. If you want to find out much more about the Apple iPad you can check out our iPad roundup article at the link and today we also published a review roundup where it was pretty conclusively received as a hit. You may also like to know about some Guided Tour iPad 2 video guides detailed here.

If you’re not in the U.S. the iPad 2 will be released in many more countries on March 25 and you can see the full list of those countries at PCMag. Will you be purchasing the iPad 2 and if so are you intending to stay in the comfort of your home and order online or maybe you prefer the buzz of the lines at retail stores? Let us know with your comments.