Tech

Apple iPad Mini goes on sale

Tech | | November 3, 2012, 4:16 pm
X
1/ 11
Koudai Taguchi bites an apple as he shows off his newly purchased iPad mini in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung have found tough to penetrate.

Koudai Taguchi bites an apple as he shows off his newly purchased iPad mini in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung have found tough to penetrate.

X
2/ 11
People try out the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012.

People try out the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012.

X
3/ 11
Apple employees share high-fives with customers who has been waiting in line to purchase the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012.

Apple employees share high-fives with customers who has been waiting in line to purchase the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012.

X
4/ 11
Customers Kota Suzuki, left, and Mio Kawai wait in line to buy Apple's iPad Mini at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, November 2, 2012.

Customers Kota Suzuki, left, and Mio Kawai wait in line to buy Apple's iPad Mini at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, November 2, 2012.

X
5/ 11
A customer looks at a display iPad mini at the Apple store in Covent Garden, London November 2, 2012.

A customer looks at a display iPad mini at the Apple store in Covent Garden, London November 2, 2012.

X
6/ 11

X
7/ 11
An Apple fan walks past people waiting for the release of Apple's new iPad mini in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012.

An Apple fan walks past people waiting for the release of Apple's new iPad mini in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012.

X
8/ 11
Niki Pichler from Treffen in Austria, smiles at his father Joachim as they set up his new iPad mini at the Apple store in Covent Garden, London November 2, 2012. Apple fans lined up in several cities to get their hands on the iPad mini on Friday, but the device, priced above rival gadgets from Google and Amazon.com, attracted smaller crowds than at the company's previous global rollouts.

Niki Pichler from Treffen in Austria, smiles at his father Joachim as they set up his new iPad mini at the Apple store in Covent Garden, London November 2, 2012. Apple fans lined up in several cities to get their hands on the iPad mini on Friday, but the device, priced above rival gadgets from Google and Amazon.com, attracted smaller crowds than at the company's previous global rollouts.

X
9/ 11
Apple fans shows off their newly purchased Apple's iPad minis in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012.

Apple fans shows off their newly purchased Apple's iPad minis in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012.

X
10/ 11
Employees hold a new full size Apple iPad 4th generation, left, next to new Apple iPad mini at the Apple store on Michigan Ave. Friday, November 2, 2012 in Chicago.

Employees hold a new full size Apple iPad 4th generation, left, next to new Apple iPad mini at the Apple store on Michigan Ave. Friday, November 2, 2012 in Chicago.

X
11/ 11
A man holds up a mock model of Apple's new iPad mini as he waits for the release of the tablet in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 1, 2012.

A man holds up a mock model of Apple's new iPad mini as he waits for the release of the tablet in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 1, 2012.