The Apple Store is back online, and the company is accepting pre-orders for the new iPad (3rd Generation) that was announced on Wednesday. The online store had been taken down during Apple’s media event, but is once again accessible. As of this writing, new iPads are showing with a March 16th delivery date, the first day of availability.
The store is performing erratically at times for some users, but is up. Some have reported difficulty in getting their orders to complete, while others are getting error messages (as in the image below) when pulling up the main Apple Store page.
Apple Store Oops Message
Others, however, have reported getting their orders through for several different new iPad model, even if some of the images time out, as you can see in the image below.
From a Completed New iPad Order