Some analysts think Apple will ship up to 10 million iPads to customers, when the device becomes available Saturday.
This much we know: the new device will be available in all 221 U.S. Apple retail stores and most Best Buy stores this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
The iPad, runs from $500 to $840, and lets users browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, and read ebooks on a thin touchscreen about 10 inches big. Apple says the device has a battery life up to 10 hours.
Apple retail stores will offer a free Personal Setup service to every customer who buys an iPad at the Apple Store.