(USA Today) -- It's official: the new iPad has landed in the U.S.
Apple stores started opening in the U.S. at 8 a.m. local time, giving eager consumers first dibs on the company's highly-anticipated third-generation tablet.
Dozens of people gathered in lines across the country in hopes of bringing home an iPad.
"It's no fun to order online," says Chan Park, 48, of Fairfax, Va. He waited in line at an Apple store in Tysons Corner, Va., to snag an iPad for his 16-year-old son. "There's some excitement waiting in line."
Skerdi Kostreci, 38, of Vienna, Va., also braved the early morning lines to scoop up his third iPad. "I had the first iPad. I have iPad 2. Now I have to get the new one," Kostreci says, adding he's giving his iPad 2 to his wife.