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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. infamoushack's Avatar
      infamoushack -
      About 100 or so people here at the southpark apple store in Charlotte NC! I'm 3rd!
    1. xyx's Avatar
      xyx -
      Woke up in the middle of the night randomly...had my order punched up but think i'll take the chance of store hopping to get one. I honestly don't see this thing selling out, if things like a better screen were included I would've been more inclined to order online. But have fun in line, last line I stood in was for the PS3 and it was fun.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      To those that get let us know the feel of that beauty 2!
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      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.
      Then why are you reading it dumba$$
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      At gateway apple in Salt Lake City at 8:00 there were maybe 30 people now 10:54 (I can't see the end of the line it goes around building!)
    1. i3urger's Avatar
      i3urger -
      I'm goin to stand in line at 1 because I'm working then my gf will take over n get it for me. I wish I had a day off today.
    1. apwtwenty's Avatar
      apwtwenty -
      in norfolk va , i heard there r 40-50 people, i wont get there until around 7 , wish me luck heh

      edit: mall apple store
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Over here in Spring Hill Best Buy two of us in line. :0) now just got to hope that they have the 3G.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Don't have a pic because it seemed really awkward since I'm not getting one, but I'd say there are about 40+ people waiting outside the Lehigh Valley Apple Store at 1:12 local time...
    1. dagjoe's Avatar
      dagjoe -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Sorry I can't, I'm covering your shift

      Also shows your ignorance...
      Soooo you DO work at Mcdonalds? And your doing a double shift?
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      Please follow
      Forum rules before posting.
      -z3r01-
    1. bxm83's Avatar
      bxm83 -
      I'm a high school teacher and we let out at 4:15pm, Hopefully I can get to my local best buy pretty quick. No apple store in a 300 mile radius D:
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dagjoe View Post
      Soooo you DO work at Mcdonalds? And your doing a double shift?
      You obviously don't comprehend sarcasm.
    1. longshot22's Avatar
      longshot22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dagjoe View Post
      Soooo you DO work at Mcdonalds? And your doing a double shift?
      I told my supervisor about you guys getting the day off to buy your ipad 2s and asked him if I could have off too. He said I couldn't because I am on fries today.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      I'm # 41 at the Apple Store in Victor, NY.
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      Im in stamford CT and Im #5 on line. got here at 11.... #1 on line got here at 7:30... ouch.
    1. revsteve's Avatar
      revsteve -
      Anyone at an ATT store? What do lines look like there?
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      C'mon people! Walmart (Sams Club also), Target, Best Buy, and Apple stores. How are there any lines?

      I don't think apple wants lines -- I think they want to have the iPad 2 readily available in all these stores at once to CRUSH other tablet competition.
    1. SexyIphone3gs's Avatar
      SexyIphone3gs -
      At the cherry creek mall here in Denver Colorado it's 11:42am and people are just showing up!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Not waiting in line. I always thought that was a little ridiculous. But...More power to the rest of you. Now if it was 1989 and Metallica was playing then.... perhaps... lol...