800 Line Up at N.Y. Apple Store

    A line of people waiting to purchase the new Apple iPad mini make their way into an Apple store after it opened Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in San Francisco. Apple's new 7.9 inch tablet went on sale Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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    Nevermind the lines for gas, food, public toilets, and other post-Hurricane Sandy necessities. Nearly 800 people queued up outside Manhattan’s flagship Apple Store this morning for the launch of the iPad mini. Apple had pushed back the launch time from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. so that store workers would have more time to get to work amid gridlock traffic throughout the city. That didn’t stop some New Yorkers from getting there well before the store opened its doors. Meanwhile, the subway system is still down and thousands remain without power and in need of aid.

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