Well it’s 12:00 PM EDT and there are four people waiting in line for the 5:00 PM release of the new Apple Wi-Fi + 3G iPad. The Grand Rapids Apple store claims they will have several hundred. Best Buy claims they will have 10. My next blog will be about 3:00 PM EDT and hopefully show a pix of a real line of people.
Well I’m the first in line at the Grand Rapids, Michigan (Woodland Mall) Apple store. The new iPad 3G goes on sale at 5 PM EDT today and I’m first in line. Photo taken with my iPhone about 6:15 AM this morning. Follow my hourly tweets on Twitter at @itechgeezer. More blog updates at noon and 6:00 PM EDT.
Well, the “big” decision was made. I would get a WiFi+3G iPad with 32Gb of storage space. Sort of the deluxe “mamma bear” iPad.
Since my last blog a couple of days ago Apple has announced that the 3G version would go on sale on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM EDT in Apple stores, first come, first served.
O.K., now that presents another dilema. The nearest Apple store is 50 miles away. No advance reservations are being taken so I’ve got to show up sometime before five that day and stand in line.
What time should I show up? At 10 AM when the store opens? Noon? 1, 2 or 3:00 PM?
I’ll keep you posted as I have a week to plan my strategy. All of your suggestions are welcome! Of couse I’ll do a live blog and include photos as I stand in line. Stay, as they say, tuned.
Quite frankly I can’t decide. Make no mistake I want one. As a Tech Geezer I’m drooling over the prospect of owning one.
But I’m like a kid in the candy store with too many choices: Wi-Fi only model, or the one with Wi-Fi and 3G? Then there’s the question of storage space: 16, 32, or 64.