THE INQUIRER LIKES A LEISURELY LUNCH, so it was not until around 4pm that it found itself wandering towards London Regent's Street Apple store and walking through its doors.
Gone is the line that we saw this morning, but once inside we found that people are still queuing for the new Ipad.
We had been expecting to see a store bereft of hardware and empty of people except for a few employees and some shoppers with disappointed expressions idly considering the Ipad 2.
In fact there are two queues inside the store, one upstairs and one downstairs and at the head of each is a smiling employee ready to take your money and hand over a shiny new Apple tablet.
There are about thirty people spread across both queues and enough tablets to keep them happy, according to the employee that we spoke with.
"There is loads of availability on all models," she said as we lingered near a group of waiting buyers. However, she added that "all models" did not include the 16GB WiFi + 4G model, which is sold out. µ