Today Apple released the eagerly anticipated iPad to the North American world. Lines began forming last night at Apple Stores all over the country and UPS vans were loaded down.

We drove down to the Apple Store in Southlake, Texas to a mass of people trying to get their iPad. Apple had lines formed for those with reservations and those without. Despite which line you were in, there were iPads for everyone, free Monster Energy Drinks, Juice, Water, and snacks while you waited.

Despite large lines, Apple had everyone happy, lines moving, and iPads selling. Arriving 20 minutes after the store opened, I was out of there by 10 AM with a smile on my face and an iPad near my heart.

Stay tuned for our coverage of iPad this weekend and find out why it is one device you won’t be able to live without.

By Kaleb Rutherford – 04/03/10

Screenshots for iPad Launches to the Masses