Apple has completed the first round of third-generation iPad reservations in China using a new reservation system meant to both keep crowds at bay and stymie scalpers usually present during big product launches, reports “AppleInsider” (

The system is identical to the method Apple used when the iPhone 4S debuted in January. It calls for would-be buyers to reservations on Apple’s online store from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an assigned next-day in-store pickup time, reports “AppleInsider” (