The party started for us at midnight at the local WalMart in Miami. Five of the Mobile Nations team including @crackberry kevin and @teamvisor arrived at WalMart at about 11 PM and found ourselves about 20 people back in line. Just as advertised, new iPads were brought out at 12:01 AM. Kevin procured a 64 GB White, Marcus – a 32 GB 4G on AT&T, Tom got a 16 GB White and I got a 32 GB Black.
We grabbed about four hours of sleep and then thought it might be entertaining to unbox our retina displays for all to see….in front of the Apple store in South Beach. The Queue was a couple hundred people deep of eager iPad enthusiasts.
On our way in, Kevin and I were stopped by the local NBC affiliate and interviewed with our new iPads in hand. Kevin was then snagged by CNN (we will post links to all interviews as we receive them.)
Then we fired up the crowd and handed out the smashing and stylish iMore T’s. We asked who the iMore readers were and they got the first batch. Then, suddenly everyone in line “remembered” that they were iMore enthusiasts and clamored for the T-shirts.
With the T-shirts gone, we watched the mayhem that is an Apple launch. The iOS faithful emerged with smiling faces, lighter wallets and shiny new hardware to show off.
Our NBC interviewer then realized that he was in the presence of greatness and fame in the person of CrackBerry Kevin. He gushed about the endless hours he spent on CrackBerry.com and wanted to hear all about Mobile Nations and iMore.
All in all, it was a great outing. If you are in Miami, look for the iMore T-shirts on display and watch NBC and CNN and look for us. Now, we are busily restoring iCloud backups and setting up our new, beautiful iPads. Lots more to come!
Stay tuned to iMore.com and keep watching the forums.
Have you gotten your iPad yet? Go to this forum thread and let us know what you got.