Update, 6 p.m. PT: The pop-up Apple Store in Austin is indeed a pop-up Apple Store in Austin. And it's now open. With a line that stretches more than a full block, the store is slowly processing iPad 2 buyers in town for SXSW.has also been updated with pictures of the store's innards.
AUSTIN, Texas--Apple has declined to comment on whether the under-construction space at South Congress Avenue and Sixth Street downtown herecreated just for the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) and the launch this afternoon of the iPad 2. That hasn't stopped a small line from forming around the corner of the storefront hours in advance.
Most of those in line were wearing large SXSW badges, suggesting that they're out-of-towners looking to nab their iPads while they're in town--but a few may have been locals who want to get their hands on an iPad 2 but have been discouraged by reports that shipping times for the device.
The iPad 2 goes on sale at 5 p.m. local time.
All the latest Apple news, featuring developments on the iPhone, iPad, Macbooks, OS X and much more.
May 28iPhone 8: Everything we know so far about the 10th-anniversary edition of Apple's historic phone
May 28All of the iPhone 8's rumored features brought to life in beautiful concept designs
May 28Woz: Tesla, not Apple, will have the next tech moonshot
May 26The iPhone 8 could unlock when you press the screen