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International iPad 2 lines rival those in US [photos]

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Fri March 25, 2011

iPad 2 lineups reach hundreds worldwide

The international launch of the iPad 2 has triggered launch lines hundreds long similar to those in the US, including for one of our editors in Ottawa, Canada. Reports from the flagship Sydney, Australia store, one of the first to carry the iPad 2 outside of the US, had lines ranging into the hundreds. The more recent UK launch had hundreds and potentially thousands at the multiple London-area stores, such as the original Regent Street shop or Covent Garden.

Lineups in Canada, where the tablet won't be launched for just under four hours, are also getting long. Electronista is approximately 60th in line at the Rideau Centre after arriving at 10:30AM and estimates that there are over 100 total in the queue as of this writing. The lineup is long enough that it both wraps around the corner to the nearest exit and has a few dozen in line, where it's the equivalent to -21F outside.

The first in our queue arrived at 1:30AM, but those in Australia are said to have lined up as early as 53 hours before the 5PM local time opening.

Lineups were expected to be long, but international reaction was still uncertain due to the sometimes higher pricing in other countries as well as cooler demand in some regions. Apple's ongoing shortages in the US may have also complicated expectations, although supply has been improving in the past few days. [UK photo via Pocket-lint]







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