Today I took a break from SXSWI and went over to Apple’s Popup store in Austin on Congress Avenue to pickup my new iPad 2. My wait was only 10 minutes and Apple employees were coming out and giving free Smart Waters and making sure the model of the iPad that you wanted was in stock.
Once I got into the store I had my iPad and new cover in less then 5 minutes. Once I went to checkout I actually saw the stash of iPad’s in the corner. It was like seeing a palette of gold!! Now I know why they had uniform State Trooper at the door.
My first impression of my new white iPad is good. The iPad 2 is faster then my original iPad and I didn’t think my original iPad was slow. I do like having the front and rear facing cameras. The new iPad is noticeably lighter and I like the new magnetic cover.