iPad pre-orders begin at 5:30am PT, Friday

Apple has confirmed that its first tablet computer, the iPad, will be able to be pre-ordered beginning at 5:30 am PT/ 8:30 am ET, Friday.

Last week Apple announced that it would begin taking pre-orders for the iPad on March 12, 2010 - tomorrow - but it didn't specify exactly when on the 12th. The devil is, as they say, in the details and the precise time the iPad ges on sale is a huge detail to the cult of Mac. Myself included.

Apple has confirmed (via TUAW) that its first tablet computer will be able to be pre-ordered at 5:30 am PT/ 8:30 am ET:

Customers can pre-order online at apple.com at 5:30am Pacific time on Friday, March 12.

I was kind of hoping that the iPad would go on sale at midnight ET so that I could place my order tonight and be done with it. However an iPad with my Friday morning paper sounds just as good. Just not to my morning paper.

See you in line.