Want an iPad 3 on the day of release but do not want to queue in line for hours only to be told they have sold out?
Well I have a little solution for you… Go into any apple retail store before the new iPad is launched and purchase the older model (iPad 2). With this you will get a 14 day money back guaranty and 30 day exchange policy should you change your mind or a new product comes in.
Now once the iPad 3 is lunched simply go into your nearest Apple retail store and ask to exchange your iPad 2 for the iPad 3 which they will have no problem doing as you can say you bought this unaware that a new one was coming out “so soon”.
Now regarding stock Apple will always ship a few spares should someone buy one which then develops a fault and have to exchange it for the customer who may have stood in line for hours only to buy a faulty product (they would also want to keep this quiet).
So there you have it, it’s as simple as that and has worked for me on iPads and iPhones passed and present.