Despite Sandy, queues form for the new iPad mini

There’s damaged houses, two and a half million people without power, fuel shortages and a broken transport system. However, this was the queue outside the Apple store in New York City store as the iPad mini went on sale. On Twitter Alina Vandenberghe spotted a queue of people “three blocks long”. She also noticed that people were buying one unit, then running to the end of the line to buy another one.

The world is a strange place at times…

Link – Alina Vandenberghe
Via – NY Mag

  • Uncle Bob

    A sad indictment of the people of NY if this is their priority at the moment…..

    • Steve

      The vast majority of people in New York are able to go about their daily lives as normal. Power was still available to the majority of New York residents also. What do you expect them to do? Sit about and cry about it?

  • fab

    apparently i wasn’t wrong when i thought that this “sandy” thing wasn’t that catastrophical… are people just stupid or did apple build upon those stupid people?

  • Joleen

    What they going to charge the iPads with? Wind power? Very sad to see New York looking so disjointed and segregated….hang on its always been that way!

  • Anonymous

    Well I’m not going to judge – I should imagine some folks need a bit of cheering up after what’s happened. That said, I still don’t understand the demand for these things. I certainly wouldn’t be bothered enough about it to queue for hours in the freezing cold.