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bigmikeyp
Mar 7, 2011, 03:05 PM
Friday 25th March is launch day for iPad 2 here in the UK.

Anybody heading down to the Liverpool ONE launch?

flyzzle
Mar 14, 2011, 05:51 PM
I'll be there :)

bigmikeyp
Mar 16, 2011, 08:11 AM
Awesome!

Do you know which model you want yet? I'm going for the 32GB WiFi I think after finding I struggled with 16GB on my iPad 1.

What time are you heading down there?

flyzzle
Mar 16, 2011, 01:33 PM
I've been leaning towards the 16GB wifi, but I am wondering whether that will be enough memory, my 32GB iPhone 4 is nearly full after all.

I'm definitely getting the white model though, looks sweet with a navy leather smart cover imo.

I haven't decided on a time yet, I queued for over 9 hours (from 7am) on the iPhone 4 launch but not at an Apple Store so I haven't got a clue what the turn out is usually like for launches at the Apple Store, especially iPad launches.

What time you turning up?

bigmikeyp
Mar 17, 2011, 06:07 AM
Yeah I thought 16GB would be enough last time around, but whenever I was travelling (even train journeys in the UK) I would find that it just wasn't enough, what with having some music, movies, podcasts, photos and beefy games on it.

I'm going on two long haul holidays this summer too so going to want the extra storage space for the flights alone!

Queued for 9 hours from 7am?! Geez. I went down to the Liverpool ONE store for iPhone 4 launch, got there at about 4:30am and was about 25th in the que or something like that. In front of me were a couple of guys who had flown over from Amsterdam for the day just to get an iPhone 4.

For iPad 2, I'll be heading down there before that I think a) so I definitely get one, and b) as I have to get a train asap that day, so the longer I leave it, the longer I'll have to que up. At the moment I'm thinking around 3am.

iJordz
Mar 20, 2011, 08:42 AM
I'll be going here,

Getting the train from Birkenhead North,
anyone know what the best time would be to get there at?

bigmikeyp
Mar 20, 2011, 03:40 PM
Earlier the better ;)

NoIdea!
Mar 22, 2011, 03:03 PM
What time are people getting to the L1 store for? Its apparently being released at 5pm now... And I've heard there wont be very many in stock.

I'm trying to decide when to get there for...?!

Cheers

Dwayne Phoenix
Mar 22, 2011, 06:53 PM
Hopefully going to get there at around 12-1pm, as soon as I hand a university project in (damn deadlines clashing with the iPad release!)

For those who haven't been following the iPad 2 UK Thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1107373), here are the prices:

16GB WiFi Only 399.00 inc VAT (332.50 ex VAT)
32GB WiFi Only 479.00 inc VAT (399.17 ex VAT)
64GB WiFi Only 559.00 inc VAT (465.83 ex VAT)

16GB Wi-Fi + 3G 499.00 inc VAT (415.83 ex VAT)
32GB Wi-Fi + 3G 579.00 inc VAT (482.50 ex VAT)
64GB Wi-Fi + 3G 659.00 inc VAT (549.17 ex VAT)

iMovie and GarageBand apps will be 2.99 each.

Smart Covers will be 35.00 for polyurethane, and 59.00 for leather.

It might be worth at least following iawa's site (http://bit.ly/iawa2kiPad), as he's updating it as soon as new info comes in :p

NoIdea!
Mar 23, 2011, 02:53 AM
Ha thankfully I don't have any lectures on Friday and my essays are in for Thursday!

Are you worried at all about the stock levels and chances of getting one? L1 store isn't that big so I don't think they'll get many compared with like the Trafford Centre.
I am planning to get there around 12 - reckon that will be early enough to be close to the front of the queue?

Never been to a launch so don't have a clue what to expect.

Cheers

flyzzle
Mar 23, 2011, 10:31 AM
I'm probably going to head there around 11 - 12 and see if anyone is there, if there is then I'll queue, if there isn't I'll chill in the Starbucks over the road.

Just rang them and they don't seem to have a clue about stock etc. Either that or they just don't want to tell.

I don't have a clue what the turn out for this is going to be like either :/

NoIdea!
Mar 23, 2011, 10:44 AM
Ye I was thinking of just chilling in bucks till a queue begins to form...

Ye they really aren't helpful at all, I went into the store yesterday to ask about the release etc and the guy had no clue whatsoever - or again, thats what he said...

Gonna have to wait and see I guess. I will be SO pissed if I leave Liverpool without one though...

Which models are people going for? I'm (hopefully) getting 16GB wifi in Black.

flyzzle
Mar 23, 2011, 02:18 PM
Sounds like a plan mate

I'm wanting to get the 32GB wifi in white and black, white for me and black for a mate who's in uni all day and can't queue.

I don't particularly want to go home empty handed either :P

NoIdea!
Mar 23, 2011, 03:25 PM
Ha your mate's got a good deal, new iPad and doesn't have to queue! I wish someone would queue for me!

Ye good shout.

Good luck.

BlakeJohn
Mar 24, 2011, 11:44 AM
I want to be the first one there lol. Me and my mate are going super early. Anybody else getting there mega Early?

I'm going in store in about 30mist to find out details on stock and thir point of view and I will post results here :)

appleboyy
Mar 24, 2011, 11:47 AM
would be useful if anyone could spare some time in the queue to keep a site updated with a liveblog/livefeed

www.ipad2queue.co.uk

PM if you wanna help

NoIdea!
Mar 24, 2011, 11:58 AM
Hah how early you talking?! I'm thinking around 11-12... I reckon that will be early enough (hopefully).

I'm doing the same tonight too, gonna ask how much stock they'll have. I'll also post on here what they tell me.

Which one you and your mate getting?

BlakeJohn
Mar 24, 2011, 12:04 PM
Hah how early you talking?! I'm thinking around 11-12... I reckon that will be early enough (hopefully).

I'm doing the same tonight too, gonna ask how much stock they'll have. I'll also post on here what they tell me.

Which one you and your mate getting?


Probable going to get the 16gb black with smart cover my mate is just staying with me for the fun. I will be there at 5am
lol

philymc
Mar 24, 2011, 12:13 PM
They are already queing in liverpool

NoIdea!
Mar 24, 2011, 12:20 PM
Omg! Serious?! Jesus, maybe 11-12 will be too late then... Ha!
Do you know how many are?

BlakeJohn
Mar 24, 2011, 12:32 PM
They are already queing in liverpool

Seriously... I'm in work at the moment I will have to walk down and have a look in a Min

appleboyy
Mar 24, 2011, 12:35 PM
Seriously... I'm in work at the moment I will have to walk down and have a look in a Min

get us a photo?!

iJordz
Mar 24, 2011, 12:54 PM
Planning on getting there with my mum are getting there for 1PM,

technowlive
Mar 24, 2011, 01:09 PM
Hay guys,

I am Matty From technow.me and we will be doing a live video feed from outside liverpool one apples store for the launch of the IPAD 2. Please look and see what you want. Also we will keep you posted.


Matty:)

BlakeJohn
Mar 24, 2011, 01:25 PM
Been to apple store there are no queues yet!!! But the guy in the store said it will be rocking by 3:30am and don't come any later because the stock is low

Dwayne Phoenix
Mar 24, 2011, 02:01 PM
Been to apple store there are no queues yet!!! But the guy in the store said it will be rocking by 3:30am and don't come any later because the stock is low

3:30AM?? As in, 13 and a half hours before it goes on sale at 5pm? :confused:

NoIdea!
Mar 24, 2011, 02:59 PM
That's not what the guy in the store told me about an hour ago...
I told him I was getting there around 11 and he said that'd be fine. He gave no mention of how much stock they had...

I hope there isn't a massive queue by 11am tomorrow or I'm turning round and going home!

What time you planning on getting there then?

Dwayne Phoenix
Mar 24, 2011, 06:07 PM
That's not what the guy in the store told me about an hour ago...
I told him I was getting there around 11 and he said that'd be fine. He gave no mention of how much stock they had...

I hope there isn't a massive queue by 11am tomorrow or I'm turning round and going home!

What time you planning on getting there then?

Hopefully going to get there about 1ish. Unfortunately I couldn't convince any of my friends to be line buddies, so I'm going solo :p

flyzzle
Mar 24, 2011, 07:37 PM
Seriously, get there by 3.30am? Who would queue over 12 hours?!

I want one like, but 3.30am!!!

no. just no.

I'll be getting there around 11am :)

flyzzle
Mar 24, 2011, 07:48 PM
Unfortunately I couldn't convince any of my friends to be line buddies, so I'm going solo :p

know how that feels :/

technowlive
Mar 24, 2011, 09:47 PM
Been to apple store there are no queues yet!!! But the guy in the store said it will be rocking by 3:30am and don't come any later because the stock is low

We are heading down there now to do an live stream for all the veiwers @ home!

NoIdea!
Mar 24, 2011, 11:52 PM
We are heading down there now to do an live stream for all the veiwers @ home!

Any updates from those who are there now?

How many people are currently there?

john316
Mar 25, 2011, 08:36 AM
Last update I read was of 30+ at around 11.30am - anyone got any new info???

Hotherps
Mar 25, 2011, 11:14 AM
I work in Liverpool and went past the Liverpool One Store this morning at 7:45 and there was about 10 people outside.....

I took half a day off and am now outside the Chester Apple Reseller ... first in line and they have give out tickets.... so I WILL have my 64 gb wifi + 3G Black I-Pad 2 very soon :D

PS. about 35 people in line.... and they have 150 ipads seems to be 10 of each model

Hotherps
Mar 25, 2011, 12:33 PM
On my way home HAPPY :D