25 Mar '11, 8am

Hundreds in Australia queued for up to two days to get their hands on the iPad 2

Hundreds in Australia queued for up to two days to get their hands on the iPad 2

Shoppers wait in line outside an Apple store in central Sydney before Apple's iPad 2 became available for direct purchase in Australia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SYDNEY - HUNDREDS of people queued for up to two days to get their hands on the iPad 2 which went on sale in Australia on Friday for the first time. Apple's latest touchscreen tablet computer hit stores in the United States on March 11 but only went on sale here at 5.00pm (2pm Singapore time) and fans snaked round the company's flagship store in central Sydney. First in line was Canadian backpacker Alex Lee who headed to the store straight from the airport after arriving from Singapore on Wednesday. 'I came straight from the airport. I arrived here Wednesday at noon and started the line,' he said. 'At 5.00pm today, I will have waited for over 53 hours.' But two nights sleeping on the pavement didn't dampen his excitement ...

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