Lackluster Lines Greet iPad mini’s Debut

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Perhaps it was ongoing news events like the U.S. Presidential Election or the aftermath of a superstorm. Maybe it was even a price tag considered much too high – but lines for Apple’s latest product weren’t what they used to be on Friday.

The Apple iPad mini made its debut today and according to a report from the Los Angeles Times, store lines for those anticipating the device fit the description of a key term in the product’s name, “mini.”

The L.A. Times noted that just 30 customers were waiting outside Apple’s Los Angeles location in the Fairfax district. Others stores faced the same dilemma.

However, the report did note a considerable amount of customers were waiting outside the popular iPhone maker’s New York location to get their hands on the device. That’s despite the aftermath of Sandy. The iPad mini sells for $329 and is available in 16, 32 and 64 GB.