If you’re planning to buy an iPad on launch day, it’s worth knowing that Apple is opening retail stores at 8am on November 1st. That’s the usual for Apple. In our experience, even mall locations open early, despite the rest of the mall stores opening two hours later.
You might want to make time to be in line early, if you really want one. These things are always crowded, and some consumers will sit overnight (or even for days) in anticipation of a new product. That’s a bit extreme for us, but to each his own.