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Apple will open its retail stores in 10 countries, including the U.S., at 8 a.m. local time to accommodate buyers of the new iPad, the company said officially today in a statement.

Earlier, Apple's website had displayed a short message that its retail stores would open their doors at 8 a.m., or one to two hours earlier than usual.

The new iPad -- Apple has eschewed a number naming convention for the third-generation tablet -- will hit retail in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the U.K.

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