People were lined up around the block at the Apple store in Palo Alto, California to be among the first to buy the new iPad 2. I didn't count heads but there were certainly hundreds of people on hand.
Frankly, I was surprised at the size of the crowd considering that the iPad 2 is an evolutionary enhancement over its predecessor. Also, there are now plenty of places to buy the new iPad including even Wal-Mart. But I wasn't the only one surprised. AppleInsider reported that Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster "increased his first day sales estimate for the iPad 2 to an upper range of 500,000 units after initial demand surpassed his expectations."
Used iPad 2 to Take Video
Inside the store, I used an iPad 2 to shoot a quick (40 second) video about the new device and all the excitement at the store.