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Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

This morning's launch of the new iPad has inspired a horde of shoppers in New York to line up for hours, extending several blocks from Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship "Cube" store. As the sun rises, those who've been at the store all night are roused.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

At 7 a.m. there was a long line of folks waiting to purchase the new Apple iPad.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

Wet conditions have not deterred these shoppers.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

Apple fans come in all shapes, sizes, and military branches.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

One baby is getting indoctrinated into the Apple way at a really young age. Yes, this line is family friendly.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

The line continues down the street past the FAO Schwarz toy store.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

As with last year, the line wraps around another corner. This year's line seems longer than the one for the iPad 2. The Retina Display looks to be a killer feature for some people.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

The line ends where this lucky street vendor is no doubt selling out of coffee and muffins.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

The "plaza" is policed for possible protests. No press is allowed up around the Cube.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
9
of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

One lucky customer stands at the front of the line. He's clearly no stranger to Apple products; he is using an iPad as he waits for the store to open.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
10
of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

The Apple staff does its usual morning routine to get pumped up. Even people in line can hear the cheers from below.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

The woman in heels leads the first guy in line through the high fives into the store. You'd think he just won a sporting event of some kind the way they carry on.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

The blue-shirted Apple employees were up by the entrance of the Cube to greet every customer who comes in, creating a love fest atmosphere for the shoppers, with nonstop clapping and smiling.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

Customers are eager to escape the elements and enjoy the warmth of the store, probably as much as they want the next iPad.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
14
of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

One lucky individual was the first to exit from the store with his new iPad, much to the delight of Apple employees, and to the interest of the surrounding media.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

More customers follow as they eagerly make their way home, work, school, or some other destination to play with their new iPads.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
16
of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

Early Apple fans are mobbed by reporters and cameramen asking why they would wait in line for the new product.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
17
of 18

Time to wake up for the iPad

Off to an early start

These fanboys are waterproof

Military needs iPads too

Apple fans come in all ages

The line goes on and on...

...And on

Finally, an end!

Fanboys cordoned off

Lucky No. 1

Apple staffers at the ready

Entering the Cube

Walking past a sea of blue

Eager to get out of the rain

Emerging from the Cube

Escaping with the new iPad

The media descends

Your 15 minutes of fame

Yet another Apple fan mobbed by the media.
Updated: / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive
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