Near record turn out for iPad mini in New York

But shortly before 8 a.m., when the store usually opens for a new launch, I had a headcount of 550. According to the records Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster has been keeping since 2008 (see below), that’s more customers than turned out for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S.And by 9:56 a.m. — four minutes before the doors finally opened — I counted 801 men, women and children. Only the iPhone 4 (1,300) and iPad 2 (1,190) drew bigger crowds.

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  • Matt Zago

    I was in line and picked up an iPad mini at the 5th ave store this morning. I would estimate 50 percent of the crowd was Chinese scalpers. Unfortunately most of these iPads are probably going overseas.