The Line Outside Apple SoHo for iPad2

Posted on: March 11th, 2011 at 9:24 am by

It’s a big day for Apple fan boys/girls everywhere, as 5 pm will see the release of the second generation iPad.  The line outside Apple SoHo on Prince Street was surprisingly thin at 8:50 am.  We would hazard a guess of roughly fifty people.  Probably due to the inclement weather.  Nevertheless, the wind and rain couldn’t stop the first person from grabbing his perch at 2 am this morning.

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An Apple employee supervising the sidewalk line informed us that the SoHo branch doesn’t expect to sell out of iPad2 stock today. He said they might stay open past the usual 9 pm closing time, and was discouraging people from even queuing. We were also told that some “iLiners” are actually internationals.  How it’s cheaper to purchase round-trip airfare and pick up an Apple product in NYC than it is in the home country.

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