SEVEN PEOPLE have already begun queuing outside Apple's flagship store on Regent Street in London to buy the much anticipated Ipad 2 beginning at 5pm tomorrow.
At the front of the queue is a man from London who arrived at the store at 7:30am today, so he faces a total wait of 33 and a half hours to get his hands on the new gadget. The man was shocked when we asked if he currently owns the original Ipad, of course he does, and plans to "keep it in the family". He told The INQUIRER that he was fourth in the queue for the first Ipad when it came out last year.
At the back of the queue was a man, originally from Hungary, who travelled from Kent to queue at the store. He told The INQUIRER that he arrived around 2pm to join the queue.
The seven strong queue all had Ipads or other Apple products such as Macbooks to help pass the time until the store opens its doors for customers at 5pm tomorrow. The fanbois were all sitting on camping chairs and armed with cans of Pringles to keep them going but there were no signs of sleeping bags, perhaps the excitement will keep them warm through the wee hours. Some had a friend or relative to accompany them to get them food and presumably swap places when nature calls.
The shiny fruit themed gadget is likely to be a success after attracting record sales on its opening day in the US. The INQUIRER will be popping down again tomorrow to see how things progress and we expect a somewhat longer and livelier queue then. µ
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