Despite the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers went to the Apple Store to wait on line for the new iPad Mini.
Thousands of New Yorkers without power, Internet, cable and hour-long gas lines that seems like the stuff of movies, however some people have still been able to find the strength to stand on even longer lines to wait for the iPad Mini.
For those who are unfamiliar with the iPad mini, it’s essentially a glorified iPhone that can’t make phone calls.
It’s a wonder that people are even concerned with buying a iPad mini considering that most of them probably don’t have power, not to mention that even if they can find a Starbucks or another location that offers Wi-Fi, many of those places are so full that the clogged wifi can barely run properly.
Who needs a full tank of gas or a warm, home cooked meal when nearly $329 can be shelled out on an over-priced machine that can barely be used given the aftermath of devastating Hurricane Sandy.
Hundreds of people were photographed waiting in line for the iPad mini outside of the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue Friday morning.
CNN Money/Fortune estimated the line had nearly 750 people on it, and even guessed as to where they were coming from:
If New Yorkers were willing to catch the 5:30 a.m. shuttle bus from Brooklyn, then they could have rode into Manhattan quite smoothly, according to the website.
"I'm down by Union Square, and there's no electricity," 43-year-old Eytan Friedman told the Wall Street Journal. "[I]t's just very hard to sleep, so I figured I'd get up early and get my new iPad rather than lie in bed and stare at the ceiling."
But the lines did take a little longer than usual to form:
"I'm surprised a line hasn't formed yet," said Luis Lorenzo, who was the first to arrive at the story early on Thursday morning the Washington Post said. "But Sandy and the transit system have made it hard for people to get here. … I think more people will start showing up at 8 or so."
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