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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. babyblue_pimp's Avatar
      babyblue_pimp -
      There's no one at galleria in fort Lauderdale, going to come back around 2
    1. jeffhesser's Avatar
      jeffhesser -
      can't help but wonder if the verizon lack-luster iphone launch has left apple a bit grumpy. the fact that they gave no way to pre-order ipads online (and get it same day) seems like a pretty straight up way to say, "We want long lines and more media attention, please!" also the 5pm launch time feels like an invite to come sit in line.
    1. hoqts's Avatar
      hoqts -
      HOLY COW! Maybe I should grab a picture from SOHO and 5th AVE Apple stores and post it here to share.
    1. mm8's Avatar
      mm8 -
      hmmm,, waiting hours in line and pay full price and TAXES in top of that...unless these people buy it to resale it....i don't think is worth it...
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      I wish I had no work, college or a life to be able to spend time waiting in line....

      Bet most of these people already have an iPad too
    1. jordbrett's Avatar
      jordbrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by hoqts View Post
      HOLY COW! Maybe I should grab a picture from SOHO and 5th AVE Apple stores and post it here to share.
      Is there a big line at soho already?
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Waiting at Apple Store South Shore, Braintree, MA. nobody here. line officially begins at 3pm per mall regulations.

      oh and this is my day off, just in case someone decides they want to judge me for being in line on a week day and not having anything to do. i work my *** off for 4 days a week so i can have 3 days off every week.
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      ^ +2
    1. hoqts's Avatar
      hoqts -
      Not sure. I am on my way there now.
    1. jordbrett's Avatar
      jordbrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by hoqts View Post
      Not sure. I am on my way there now.

      See you there lol. I hope there isn't a line but there are SO many places to get one I'm not super concerned.
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      I ordered mine online. Email says it wont be delivered until April 6. My wife is going to try Danbury Mall in Connecticut to see if she can get one today for me. It's my birthday present and she is mad that i wont get it until a week after my birthday. So if she gets one today i will cancel my online order.
    1. bluexselvedge's Avatar
      bluexselvedge -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      I wish I had no work, college or a life to be able to spend time waiting in line....
      I am sure if you really want one, you can take time off work from mcdonalds to buy one
    1. 97vrsix's Avatar
      97vrsix -
      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.


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    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      I wish I had no work, college or a life to be able to spend time waiting in line....

      Bet most of these people already have an iPad too
      You do know it's Friday and not every one goes to school on Fridays
      And also some ppl do wake up early to go to work and get out early. So they can go to an apple store after that.
    1. ODB25's Avatar
      ODB25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      I wish I had no work, college or a life to be able to spend time waiting in line....

      Bet most of these people already have an iPad too
      Lol so true
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bluexselvedge View Post
      I am sure if you really want one, you can take time off work from mcdonalds to buy one
      Sorry I can't, I'm covering your shift

      Also shows your ignorance...
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Sorry I can't, I'm covering your shift

      Also shows your ignorance...
      Lol so true
    1. bluexselvedge's Avatar
      bluexselvedge -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Sorry I can't, I'm covering your shift

      Also shows your ignorance...
      you mean its ignorant to make assumptions? irony!
    1. jokerg7's Avatar
      jokerg7 -
      Not so bad here. Altamonte, FL
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      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.
      Good question. The answer is tons of people it's not just about the iPad 2 is the meeting for hundreds of thousands of apple fans. It's tons of fun I enjoy it alot. You might think its pathetic. 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.