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Apple fans buy iPad on 1st day, some wait hours

March 16, 2012 • Business


Japanese Ryota Musha, 41, right, and Hisanori Kogure, 31, show off new iPad tablet computers they purchased, in Tokyo Friday, March 16, 2012. Sales of the third version of Apple’s iPad began Friday morning in Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Apple’s latest iPad drew die-hard fans to stores in the U.S. and nine other countries Friday, many of whom lined up for hours to be among the first to buy one.

The third version of the iPad went on sale there at 8 a.m. local time, with 25 other countries getting it a week later. The new model, at prices starting at $499 in the U.S., comes with a faster processor, a much sharper screen and an improved camera, though the changes aren’t as big as the upgrade to the iPad 2.

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