In Palo Alto, Apple CEO Steve Jobs sauntered unannounced into the University Avenue store shortly before noon to drink in the scene. Many in the crowd pulled out cameras and iPhones to capture the most magic of Silicon Valley moments. Jobs chatted with a handful of other shoppers, but even his 30-minute invasion did not get in the way of their serious business — the buying of and playing with new iPads.
And why not, analysts like Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster already predicting up to 700,000 thousand iPad Wi-Fi were sold on opening day. If those numbers hold up, that's certainly worth a little celebratory jaunt from Apple's CEO.