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iPad2 day Friday: Are you buying?

iPad2 day Friday: Are you buying?

Online or in line, Apple's hot new iPad 2 goes on sale Friday.

Starting at 3 a.m. Central Time, you can order online, and Apple is promising fast shipping. Or, starting at 5 p.m. everywhere, Apple will start selling the iPad in store and help you set it up before you leave. Even though this iPad will be available in more locations than during the previous generation, long lines are still expected at Apple's retail stores. Other locations to pick up an iPad, also starting at 5 p.m., include Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Target, and AT&T and Verizon stores.

Last time, the Wi-Fi model came out first followed by the 3G version about a month later. This time, all versions...