Video of long lines as iPad goes on sale in Japan

CNN’s Kyung Lah reports from outside an Apple store in Tokyo, Japan where consumers are lined up waiting to buy the new iPad.

Apple’s new iPad, the third generation of its category-defining mobile device, will arrive at Apple’s retail stores and the Apple Online Store on Friday, March 16 at am. local time in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Starting March 23 the new iPad will be available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Video source: CNN

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dale E.” for the heads up.]


  1. This is the beginning of a new era. The iPad is the future of human and technological interaction. In a few years we will look back at the seismic impact that this product has had on a wide swath of different industries and see a completely radically different personal computer landscape.

  2. The iHaters are foaming and freaking out today. Running amuck about Android is already winning market share. Yet they can’t figure out why apple keeps winning with usability and satisfaction test. Or why the media snd real journalist give glowing reports on Apple products. They can’t even accept the fact that people are willing to pay for good quality products for a real innovator in the industry.

  3. “Ano, sumimasen. iSheep desu ka?
    (reporter pointing to crowd) Asoko ha motto iSheep desu yo ne.
    Hai, so desu.”

    Lousy interview. Hey, I thought the Japanese only bought Sony tablets. Too bad Wall Street isn’t watching any of the consumer queuing videos or maybe they’ve decided that the lines aren’t long enough.

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