Any gadget fiend not living under a rock at the bottom of the deep blue sea knows that today is iPad 2 launch day anywhere that isn't U.S. (okay, so not anywhere, but 25 countries that are not America). It's iPad 2 mania around the world.
As was the case for the U.S. launch, there are plenty of people are mad to get their hands on the new iPad and the biggest queues seem to be at Apple's Regent Street and Covent garden locations. There's said to be about 300 people at Regent Street and reports of 600 people at Covent garden are coming in. Word on the street is that the sunshine and mild weather are making for faster growth
Tech Radar described the mood of the Regent Street line as 'jovial' and spoke to Jewel, who said he’s arrived 33 hours early to get the 64GB white version (that’s 07:30 on Thursday). His old iPad 1 will be handed-down to his kids.
The 'VIPs' (those right at the top of the line) are getting a ton of free stuff. They've already gotten some free cases from Griffin, and Jewel's position as number one snagged him a free bed. Still, they've been reaching out to different companies on Twitter and pointing out that silly people like me are willing to write whole articles about them. They're after energy drinks to keep themselves nice and perky, so if you're feeling charitable or lonely, you might pick up a crate of red bull and drop down to Regent Street.
Are you queuing? Let us know in the comments below!