Apple has already launched the iPad 2 online sale in the United States. Yesterday we reported that online sales would start 1am PT, but you can order it already now ahead of that time online in the Apple Store. The shipping date is already delayed with 3-5 business days. I did not catch it if it ever was 24 hours, but I would guess it was. Also there is a purchase limit in place of two per order.
Now your only choice to get an iPad 2 soonish is to go an line-up in front of an Apple Store at 5pm today. The new Apple iPad will also be available at AT&T and Verizon stores, as well as Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and other "Apple Authorized Resellers."
Good luck on getting a new iPad today.