iPad Mini Launch Sees Healthy Turnout in New York
Customers lined up for the iPad mini in near record numbers at the Fifth Ave Apple Store today, reports FORTUNE.
Shortly before 8 a.m., when the store usually opens for a new launch, I had a headcount of 550. According to the records Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has been keeping since 2008 (see below), that's more customers than turned out for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S. And by 9:56 a.m. -- four minutes before the doors finally opened -- I counted 801 men, women and children. Only the iPhone 4 (1,300) and iPad 2 (1,190) drew bigger crowds.
Piper Jaffray has released their numbers which should a count of 580 for the iPad mini, likely calculated at around 8 a.m.
Take a look below...