Apple’s New iPad Hits Stores; Thousands Line Up for Tablet


0  Updated at 5:45 am, March 16th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(CULVER CITY, Calif.) — Apple’s new iPad hits store shelves Friday morning, and in anticipation of the sale, thousands lined up outside of Apple stores to get their hands on the latest tablet.

Among those waiting in line was Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who was spotted in front of the Apple store in Culver City, Calif.

He told ABC News Radio, “I’ve waited in line so much when I couldn’t be —  miss out being you know, the newest, latest, greatest, and being first, that now it’s such a habit, I kind of have to anyway and I can actually justify a new iPad at this moment in time.”

Although Wozniak could probably get a new iPad for free, he said he “would never ask for one.  It’s just not something I like to do.  I don’t like to get that kind of privilege.” 

Plus, he said, he likes “hanging with the normal people and doing the normal things.”

Among the new feature on the new iPad: a high resolution Retina display, an improved iSight camera, a faster processor, quad-core graphics and a 4G LTE option.

Pricing starts at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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