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Check Out Line: Best Buy, Apple to sell iPads on Saturday


bestbuyCheck out how the long wait for the iPad is nearing its end.

Best Buy and Apple’s own stores will begin selling the much-hyped iPad tablet computer on Saturday morning.

Apple said on Monday that versions of the device with Wi-Fi wireless Internet capabilities will be available in all 221 U.S. Apple retail stores and most Best Buy stores, for prices ranging from $499 to $699. Models using 3G wireless systems will hit stores in late April.

Not that the roll out of the iPad, Apple’s biggest new product launch since the iPhone in 2007, has been without hiccups – on Sunday, Apple said recent orders of the iPads will only be shipped beginning April 12.

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(Reuters photo)