Huge iPad 2 queue outside Apple Store Regent Street in London (with video)

YouTuber “onlygeek” shot video of the queue for iPad 2 waiting outside Apple Store Regent Street in London yesterday:

The huge line outside Regent Street Apple Store in London for the iPad 2. We took over 3 mins to walk through all the 4 lines, this is crazy!

“While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we’ve changed the game again with iPad 2,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, in a press release earlier this week. “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. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi became available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK on March 25th.

iPad 2 will next be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.

Huge iPad 2 queue outside Apple Store Regent Street in London:

[Attribution: Cult of Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]


  1. Monstrously huge, but China queue will beat it by a wide margin. Anyone doubts that iPad 2 sales will blow Kinect sales out of the water and reclaim the Guinness World Records? Adequate supply is the only thing that could prevent that from happening.

  2. There was a long queue there this morning too, stretching a fair bit outside the front of the store. Inside it breaks into several queues extending right to the back of the store where the tills are, on both floors!
    That was at 9:45 this morning

  3. Holy sh*t! As an Apple shareholder, I’m impressed and giddy with joy. Don’t any of these people know that the iPad doesn’t support Flash? Do any of them even care? For all the claims that the iPad 2 is a totally useless device, I’m wondering how sales would be if it was a useful device.

    There were some analysts that were saying that Apple was running scared from all the Android tablet vendors. I’d say that Apple should be rather confident that they are in no danger of losing much market share whatsoever.

    The Kinect Guinness record is toast and so will low-end Windows 7 licenses. Apple absolutely must sell at least 40 million iPad 2s this year and shut up the critics who said the iPad is a temporary fad, once and for all.

    I wonder if those Foxconn employees assembling iPad 2s will ever be able to leave their workstations.

  4. I did not and don’t want to install flash in my MacBook Air, but I can not watch videos in this (and some other) sites at least I install the flash player.
    The weird hing is that I can with my iPhone and iPad. Why videos in this “Mac Site” are linked to flash videos and not HTML5 like in the iOS version? How can I watch the videos from my Mac with out installing flash?

    1. CoolFactor, thank you for trying to help, but next time read the all comment before replying.
      I want to see youtube videos embed in site like this one with out having to install flash… JUST LIKE IN iOS DEVICES…
      Where have you been?

      1. ClickToFlash
        Marc Hoyois
        ClickToFlash prevents the Flash plug-in from running. It replaces any Flash element on a webpage with a placeholder; simply click the placeholder to load the Flash content. ClickToFlash also lets you replace Flash videos from select websites (such as YouTube) with H.264 video. Other optional features include advanced whitelisting.

  5. Delighted for the Brits… but it would be nice to receive my 64GB 3G iPad 2 I’ve been waiting for (right here in California) for almost two weeks.

  6. Staggering. Who says there is no Mac Culture outside the US? I find it interesting that there were no folks over 35 in that line. None! Yet, virtually ALL of my friends, who are late 50s early 60s, are MacHeads. I have a few friends who are computer geeks and would rather dick with their stuff than use it.

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