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Excitement over international iPad launch reaches fervor

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 May 2010 22:18 User comments (10)

Excitement over international iPad launch reaches fervor The Apple iPad hype reached a fervor today when the tablet began selling in international markets, with fans in the UK and other nations mobbing Apple stores.
Pictures show 600-700 feet lines in Sydney, Tokyo and London and smaller but still large lines in Canada.

The tablet has sold well in the United States, selling over 1 million units in its first month. The unexpectedly high demand caused the international launch to be pushed back a full month.

Rahul Koduri was the first to buy the device at the Sydney location, and says he waited in line for over 24 hours: "It's fantastic, it was so worth the wait," Koduri adds.

The first buyer in the London location was high schooler Jake Lee: "I just came down for the atmosphere, and I don't think I could have waited. I'm a gadget lover."

The device will go on sale in The iPad will go on sale in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore starting mid-July.

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10 user comments

128.5.2010 23:08

Originally posted by Lets try again:
spam edited by ddp.
Seriously, I hope they don't pay you to be such a terrible spammer?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 May 2010 @ 23:20

228.5.2010 23:21

spammers deleted, post edited.

329.5.2010 0:14

So much for my faith in the peoples of the other countries of the world...I guess the whole world is just a bunch of sheople.

429.5.2010 0:30

even poor little old me!!!?

529.5.2010 1:07

I'm going to design a new mouse for computers. It will rely on a rubber ball for tracking, rather than new optical sensors, in order to keep manufacturing costs to a minimum. It will basically be a copy of the same mice that we used a couple decades ago, and I will charge $169.99 for each one. However, I will make it very shiny and call it an iMouse. If the current pattern holds true, I should become a billionaire within a couple months.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 May 2010 @ 1:07

629.5.2010 2:04

Originally posted by KillerBug:
So much for my faith in the peoples of the other countries of the world...I guess the whole world is just a bunch of sheople.
It doesn't take much to get the International Crowd going...

You could call the new never done before copied Mouse iBall. :O)

729.5.2010 2:42

Just call it iDouche...people seem to like devices named after feminine products.

829.5.2010 8:59

I just bought the 32gb WiFi iPad yesterday and am in love with. It's not for everyone and I don't hold it against anyone if they don't like it. It's all in personal taste.

929.5.2010 11:44
bryce07
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All you people that don't like Apple products just don't buy them and keep your tantrums to yourselves...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 May 2010 @ 11:44

101.6.2010 14:09

Originally posted by nonoitall:
I'm going to design a new mouse for computers. It will rely on a rubber ball for tracking, rather than new optical sensors, in order to keep manufacturing costs to a minimum. It will basically be a copy of the same mice that we used a couple decades ago, and I will charge $169.99 for each one. However, I will make it very shiny and call it an iMouse. If the current pattern holds true, I should become a billionaire within a couple months.

Make sure you tell me when this goes on sale. I've GOTTA have me one of these. 169.99 for an imouse is a steal man !@!!!
Remember, it's only good when it starts with an 'I'.

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