iPad First Day Sales to Top 1M
Wait time now up to three weeks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2012 1:24 AM CDT
New iPads on display during an Apple event in San Francisco last week.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – More than a million eager pairs of hands will be gripping the third version of the iPad on its launch day this Thursday, analysts predict. Some 300,000 models of the first iPad were sold on its first day in 2010, and while Apple didn't release launch-day figures for the iPad 2, executives said they were hit with the "mother of all backlogs," PC World notes. Shipping dates for the new tablet, which was unveiled last week, are now behind up to three weeks.