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  • Waiting for iPad 2 - how's the line?


    We're standing (well, sitting) in line in Tampa waiting for the iPad 2. Arrived at 10am, and there were 50 people in line already at the Apple Store. The device doesn't go on sale until 5pm, and the line is full of folk with every possible Apple product (and one weirdo on a Kindle) consuming media and passing the time. Geeky conversations are the norm, and passerbys like to make fanboy comments.

    Last year for the iPad launch Apple shut down the whole store from 3-5 to prepare for the iPad's launch. They haven't said yet what they'll be doing this year, but I imagine it will be the same. The only bummer is there's no power outlets and my MacBook Air is dead.

    You guys in line? Where at? Share some photos (there's tons of apps great for uploading a photo while on the go) and how it is at your wait.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Waiting for iPad 2 - how's the line? started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 153 Comments
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Yes let's everybody post pictures of you standing in a long line waiting hours for a consumer good that you cannot apparently wait for.....because that's REAL news right there.
    1. Je5's Avatar
      Je5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpotoso View Post
      Losers....Who TF would stand in line for hours for a gadget that will be produced by the millions. You guys are pathetic.

      Mod Edit: Please respect other members!
      Funny how he puts "please respect others after he calls'em pathetic.!! haha
    1. jmaderosk8r's Avatar
      jmaderosk8r -
      yeah i wish i had no job or go to school, wait i dont thats why i have no money from my job or any student loans or financial aid from school, i wish i wasnt getting an ipad because of lack of time and not lack of money, go crying to the hundreds of thousands of ppl out of a job
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Matthews View Post


      We're standing (well, sitting) in line in Tampa waiting for the iPad 2. Arrived at 10am, and there were 50 people in line already at the Apple Store. The device doesn't go on sale until 5pm, and the line is full of folk with every possible Apple product (and one weirdo on a Kindle) consuming media and passing the time. Geeky conversations are the norm, and passerbys like to make fanboy comments.

      Last year for the iPad launch Apple shut down the whole store from 3-5 to prepare for the iPad's launch. They haven't said yet what they'll be doing this year, but I imagine it will be the same. The only bummer is there's no power outlets and my MacBook Air is dead.

      You guys in line? Where at? Share some photos (there's tons of apps great for uploading a photo while on the go) and how it is at your wait.
      Are you wearing your MMi T-shirt?
    1. hottnikkz's Avatar
      hottnikkz -
      Quote Originally Posted by 97vrsix View Post
      Holyoke mall, Springfield MA, not bad yet! Same as everyone else. The mall does not care if you stand around or not, just don't block the ways. At least what I've heard. I've kept my distance from the doors for now.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      How is it now? I'm going to be coming from Worcester. Haven't decided on West Farms or Holyoke. Thanks!
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmaderosk8r View Post
      yeah i wish i had no job or go to school, wait i dont thats why i have no money from my job or any student loans or financial aid from school, i wish i wasnt getting an ipad because of lack of time and not lack of money, go crying to the hundreds of thousands of ppl out of a job
      Lol u guys r funny made me laught
    1. bluexselvedge's Avatar
      bluexselvedge -
      Quote Originally Posted by Je5 View Post
      Funny how he puts "please respect others after he calls'em pathetic.!! haha
      a mod edited his post and added that
    1. fraikonz's Avatar
      fraikonz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Je5 View Post
      Funny how he puts "please respect others after he calls'em pathetic.!! haha
      I think thetoothfairy edited the post to say that after he posted...

      Anyway, I was going to go to the Apple store to buy a macbook air, I completely forgot that there was going to be a lot of people out there for the iPad...

      Edit: yes I did edit his post and it now shows it. :0)
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bluexselvedge View Post
      you mean its ignorant to make assumptions? irony!
      No, it's ignorant to imply that a job at McDonalds is a worthless job.
    1. brianmarocco's Avatar
      brianmarocco -
      Wow you thought of this all on your own...
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      But it's no different then people standing inline for concert tickets or anything else. I like to compare it to waiting at Disney world to ride the dumbos. Takes for ever but once you finally get on the ride you understand why it was worth the wait.
      You can't compare buying an iPad to waiting for concert tickets or a Disney World ride. Once concert tickets are gone.....they're gone. And the band may not come back for years. And Disney World is a rare experience that isn't exactly something people do on a frequent basis.

      The iPad will still be there tomorrow, the next day, and three weeks from now when the hype dies down. Standing in line for hours is nothing more than a claim to bragging rights for being one of the first people to have an iPad2....but it's still not going to get you laid or cool points.
    1. Je5's Avatar
      Je5 -
      Yeah but it looked funny haha
    1. jordbrett's Avatar
      jordbrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      You can't compare buying an iPad to waiting for concert tickets or a Disney World ride. Once concert tickets are gone.....they're gone. And the band may not come back for years. And Disney World is a rare experience that isn't exactly something people do on a frequent basis.

      The iPad will still be there tomorrow, the next day, and three weeks from now when the hype dies down. Standing in line for hours is nothing more than a claim to bragging rights for being one of the first people to have an iPad2....but it's still not going to get you laid or cool points.
      Not true when I show off my fancy iPad at the bar girls drop their iPants right then and there for my iPenis. Works in reverse too if I see a girl at the bar w/an iPad I'll sleep with her assuming the gf is ok with that.
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      You can't compare buying an iPad to waiting for concert tickets or a Disney World ride. Once concert tickets are gone.....they're gone. And the band may not come back for years. And Disney World is a rare experience that isn't exactly something people do on a frequent basis.

      The iPad will still be there tomorrow, the next day, and three weeks from now when the hype dies down. Standing in line for hours is nothing more than a claim to bragging rights for being one of the first people to have an iPad2....but it's still not going to get you laid or cool points.
      well, if this launch is anything like the iPhone 4, it'll be weeks or months before people can get it if you don't snag it on launch day.
    1. bren132409's Avatar
      bren132409 -
      Anyone at the Mall of America? Im going in a few hours.
    1. bluexselvedge's Avatar
      bluexselvedge -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      No, it's ignorant to imply that a job at McDonalds is a worthless job.
      another assumption of yours. you are indeed ignorant
    1. estes123's Avatar
      estes123 -
      hello everyone anyone in jersey standing in line ?????????
      hows the lines in jersey ???

      and whats the chances of getting one today i get out of work at 7pm today!!!!!!!!!
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      I'm thinking there's a good chance it won't be there the next day or the day after that douch
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Still at International Plaza in Tampa, 200 people here now. 12:40pm.
    1. infectionfx's Avatar
      infectionfx -
      I see me in that picture! lol.