A little ahead of the advertised official 1am PT launch time, Apple’s iPad 2 has gone live today on the company’s US store.

There are no surprises here of course – if you’re after the wi-fi only model, it’s $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model, and $699 for the 64GB model. Models with 3G cost an additional $129 on top of each pricepoint. There’s a limit of two devices per order.

If you’d prefer to join the queues for that authentic “Apple product launch” experience, stores open at 5pm PT today for fanboys who want to spend their Friday evening standing around, hoping to grab the new, dual-camera-sporting, dual core model.

The iPad 2 will be available in 26 additional countries from 25 March.

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