Apple has launched the iPad mini world-wide in 34 markets today. We have photos from South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong showing lines and crowded Apple Stores, but a lot less than for the iPhone 5 sales launch.
The iPad mini is officially on sale today. The $329 iPad is not huge draw for consumers as the iPhone 5 was at launch day. Apple sold out the initial iPad mini pre-order inventory and there have been lines at Apple Stores. The amount of consumers lining up is though a lot less than it has been for the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5. In Tokyo about 300 Apple fans lined up to get the iPad mini. Other Apple stores seemed to have drawn much shorter lines.
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The Apple Store in New York is also expected to draw fewer Apple fans because of the hurricane Sandy aftermath. On Thursday only one guy was in line for the iPad mini at the 5th Avenue Apple Store according to Mashable. See the latest iPad mini launch photos from around the world below.
Apple will still have strong sales of the iPad mini throughout the Holiday season. The small iPad is a great Holiday gift. Watch also the hilarious iPad mini mega spoof video from Conan.
The shipping delay for the iPad mini is now 2 weeks on the Apple Store.