iPad 2 Lines Stretch from Toronto to Liverpool for International Launch

The iPad 2 hits stores today in 25 countries — from Australia to Canada — and Apple fans around the world are lining up just like their U.S. counterparts for the latest edition of the device.
In Sydney, Australia, the line stretched around the block. In Liverpool, England about 20 people started camping out last night to get ready for the 5 p.m. launch today. Some are second-time buyers.

The iPad 2 line in Sydney, Australia.
Gavin Moore, 27, Liverpool, was second in the queue at 3.30am.
He said: “I an queueing here to get the new apple iPad2. I sold the iPad1 two weeks ago so that I could buy the new one.”
Italians hung out Apple stores in Milan and Rome, with one Apple site live blogging the people waiting as an event starting at 9 a.m. on March 24, complete with pics of the pizzas (seriously gorgeous pies) that they ate.
The iPad 2 is now available — if you’re willing to stand in line or wait three to four weeks for shipping in some countries —  in Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. The Japan launch has been postponed.
Lines in the U.S. are still common, too.
“We’re experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can’t wait to get their hands on it,” Apple Chief Steve Jobs said in a statement. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”


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