CNBC article: iPad launch in Tokyo = 1200+ people lined up!

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    My 2 cents.

    First thought: "wow, that's insane!"

    Secound thought: "seriously this is where all of our ipads have gone and why we here in the US have to be on waiting lists for weeks"

    Third thought: "Apple gets almost three-fifths of its revenue from overseas now" "... Wow they must be Rollin' in it.."
     
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    and I remember people doubting Apple when they first wanted to release the iphone in Japan saying that the phones in Japan are already way too technologically advanced for the iphone.... it's not all about the specs sometimes...
     
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    You bet.
     
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    "I wanted to touch it as soon as possible. I felt real excitement when it was finally in my hands," said Takechiyo Yamanaka, 19, who camped out in front of the Ginza store from Wednesday evening to be the first in line.

    :eek:
     
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    Fake. The crowd is too small. :D
     
  13. EldoInTheWeeds macrumors member

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    That's fake because that is not Ginza (I've been there). That is a temple and some idiot overlayed an "ENGLISH "Ipad is here" sign.
     
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    Umm, it's fake because this idiot who posted it admitted it was. Any other solved cases you wanna solve detective?
     
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    Since you've been there (as I have been as well), then you'll remember that English is quite common in Japan for signage.

    Not saying this isn't fake, just saying that just because a sign in Tokyo is in English sure as hell doesn't make it a fake.
     
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    No idea, either.
    But it does give a pretty good feel for the size of the crowd.

    ...which makes me wonder...
    Does anyone know the record number that ever lined up for an Apple product launch at a single location?
     
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    I thought the iPhone never sold that well in Japan, partly due to cost and not offering some features that the techy Jp market offers on other phones.
     
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    This is not impressive at all, considering Japans maniac first day launches.
    Add to that, the iPad is not widely available all over the place. It's a 1000 people, you get that on the most unknown of product launches in Tokyo. :rolleyes:

    Edit: That photo is completely stupid, as is anyone believing its real. They took a photo of what looks like Asakusa, stuck an iPad banner over the top, and expect people to believe its real? Why the **** do people make such bull**** images all the time.
     

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