Apple’s new iPad made its debut right on schedule and is now available in China. Apple began accepting reservations for the new iPad in China yesterday so that customers wouldn’t have to worry about waiting in line, and it appears that strategy worked to help quell potential crowds outside its stores.
Unlike previous Apple product launches, the launch was quiet, Reuters said. There were “orderly queues” at Apple Store locations in Beijing and in Shanghai — where Apple fans waited in line overnight to buy the new iPad.
“I’m very surprised that there is no line. I thought there was going be a long line so I came over a bit earlier to pick it up,” Sun Xufei, one of the first people in line outside Apple’s Shanghai store told Reuters.