We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 

Video: Apple's new iPad launches in Japan


Apple's new iPad went on sale in Tokyo on Friday. See also new iPad review

At the Apple Store in the upscale Ginza shopping district, several hundred lined up for the 8am launch.

Many in line said they were veterans of past Apple launches, and the event had a carnival atmosphere.

The first to get his hands on the new tablet was Ryo Watanabe, a university student. He bought a Wi-Fi 16GB version.

Watanabe said he waited 36 hours in front of the store to secure the first place in line, after being number 14 to buy the iPad 2 last year.

I am thrilled to be first, he said. I'm not necessarily a big fan of Apple the company, but I do like their products.

Preorders sold out in Japan and globally, with Apple's online store saying shipments will take 2 to 3 weeks.

But the company said it held a large number of the devices for customers that lined up on opening day.

Analysts have predicted the Apple will face a repeat of shortages it had with the iPad 2, in part because it will be difficult to manufacture enough of the new iPad's high resolution screen.

For IDG News Service in Tokyo, this is Jay Alabaster.

Video Source: IDGNS Tokyo
Article Author:
Video Category: News

Share this video



Comments

Most Popular Videos
5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best? play video

5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

What is best: Mac or PC? Here we examine five key areas, and help you to decide if you should buy a Mac or a Windows PC or laptop. (Answer: get a Windows machine.)
watch video »


Samsung Galaxy S5 waterproof dunk test video play video

Samsung Galaxy S5 waterproof dunk test video

We see if the Galaxy S5 can survive a proper dunk in water in this video.
watch video »


How to download YouTube videos - watch videos offline later play video

How to download YouTube videos - watch videos offline later

We explain how to use your browser or a standalone application to download YouTube videos and other streaming video on the web.
watch video »




IDG UK Sites

Netflix to introduce price increase: New subcribers to start with

IDG UK Sites

How to join Apple's new OS X Beta Seed Program: Run pre-release versions of OS X on your Mac

IDG UK Sites

Twitter - not news

IDG UK Sites

See Moo Studios' new animated advert for Blue Moon beer