People will line up for hours on end for concert tickets, sporting events, and quite uniquely in the realm of tech, Apple products. The iPad 2 launch this Friday afternoon resulted in impressive lines at Apple retail stores around the country, with the line at one Apple Store in San Francisco stretching around a full city block.
The Apple Store on 5th avenue in NYC also generated long lines, and the video below gives us a perspective at as to how popular and how much of a circus Apple product launches have become. The videographer here notes that an hour after this footage was shot, the crowd increased to an impressive 1,200 people.
On a tangential note, note how the line is not solely comprised of techheads and geeky teenagers. What you see above are interested iPad 2 owners that represent various races, religions, ethnicities and who span the spectrum of age as well.