If you didn't place a pre-order around a week ago or you're not already in a queue, your chances of getting a new iPad today are slim - however, you still do have a couple of options.

John Lewis has stocks of the new iPad at the time of writing, giving you the option to place your order online now and collect it from a store - 129 branches of John Lewis and Waitrose are participating - or have it delivered to you tomorrow or on another day of your choice for an extra £6.95.

If you want a model with cellular connectivity, Vodafone also has stocks of the new iPad available for delivery "as soon as possible" at the time of writing - you'll have to pay an upfront cost of at least £199 for a 24-month, £27 per month deal offering 2GB of data per month though.

Vodafone also has some 30-day contracts costing from £7.50, though you'll need to stump up £499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi and 4G model, rising to £645 for the 64GB model.

Orange has already announced its tariffs, but its website is still inviting you to sign up to get more information, suggesting that stock isn't immediately available.

PC World is also offering the new iPad but you can only choose home delivery - collecting in-store is not an option - and there is no indication of how long you'd have to wait for delivery. The company opened its Tottenham Court Road store at one minute past midnight this morning where it had 600 new iPads in stock. Other PC World stores had similar promotions.

Apple's website is still showing a waiting time of 2-3 weeks for a new iPad, and we've heard that even people who got their pre-orders in early have seen their expected delivery dates slip back from today until early next week.