Nov 03

On the iPad Mini launch day lines for the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad have been shorter than most of Apple’s previous launch days. However despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Fortune notes that Apple’s Fifth Avenue Retail Store in Manhattan saw over 800 people in line as the store opened at 10:00 AM. Check out the line and the opening of the store in the videos after the break.

According to the records Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster has been keeping since 2008 (see below), that’s more customers than turned out for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S.

And by 9:56 a.m. — four minutes before the doors finally opened — I counted 801 men, women and children. Only the iPhone 4 (1,300) and iPad 2 (1,190) drew bigger crowds.

All three models of the white Wi-Fi iPad mini sold out in a little over an hour, the black models sold out within two hours.

We are at Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City and our checks now indicate that all of the White & Silver iPad mini models sold out at around 11:15 AM. We estimate that the 16GB and 64GB were sold out by 10:30 AM ET and the 32GB sold out at around 11:15 AM ET. […]

As of 11:40 AM ET, both the 16GB and 32GB Black & Slate iPad mini models were sold out at the Fifth Avenue NYC store; while we estimate the 64GB iPad mini sold out at around 12:10 PM ET.



Via [MacRumors]

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