"That's not a problem," Perez said. "The quality of Apple's productsmake it worth more than devices from Android or Samsung."9:15 a.m. ET, NY Fifth Avenue store: Irina Svetlichnaya is the last person in line right at this time, with the people waiting now looping around the corner of 58th Street and going up Madison Avenue. She has only been in line a few minutes but says she probably should have camped out, based on the line's length. Already a Nook owner, Svetlichnaya says the iPad Mini is the first Apple tablet she can afford. She lives on the Upper East Side but works as an attorney in Lower Manhattan. Since the bottom part of the island -- including her office -- is still without power, she's using this unexpected day (actually week) off work to wait for the iPad Mini. "I would not have been able to take the day off and would have had to come tomorrow or Sunday," she says.
8:45 a.m, ET, NY Fifth Avenue store: People waiting for the spigen ultra hybrid iphone 6s bumper case - black reviews delayed Apple store opening are taking turns heading to a Starbucks and cafe across 58th Street -- taking the chance to warm up, get food or coffee, and use the bathroom, The cafe, for one, is much busier than normal, workers say, And that has some regulars grumbling, One woman in line commiserated with the checkout woman, complaining that it "seems like they have a new launch every week.", 8:15 a.m, ET, NY Fifth Avenue store: People standing in line are starting to wonder why the people in front of them aren't moving, Apple didn't make a big announcement to the broader line about the delayed opening, and many weren't aware of the change, Kate and Susan Edwards, visiting from the U.K., say they decided on a whim to wait in line, Both have been stuck in the city because of Sandy, and they decided to buy iPad Minis because they're cheaper here than in the U.K, Neither knew about the new 10 a.m, opening time, saying they stopped by yesterday and were told the store would open at 8, Both arrived at 7:30 a.m, and are toward the middle of the line that stretches along 58th Street..
8:05 a.m. ET, NY Fifth Avenue store: Store employees say sales of the iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad have been pushed back to 10 a.m. ET at this particular store. The devices were supposed to start selling at 8 a.m. 7:50 a.m. ET, NY Fifth Avenue store: Many people passing by the line stop to ask what's going on. One man, when told its the iPad Mini launch, shakes his head and says people could get it $100 cheaper if they just wait a couple days. But Apple products tend to maintain high resale values, especially when they're in short supply. The iPad Mini already has long shipment waits online.
7:45 a.m, ET, NY Fifth Avenue store: Mike Beauchamp traveled to New York from Wichita, Kan., for an event that was ultimately canceled because of Sandy, But since he's not flying out until later today, he decided to get in line at 2:30 a.m, ET to buy the 16GB iPad Mini model, He has already preordered the 64GB LTE model from Verizon but decided to buy another model to try out while he waits for it to arrive, The models with wireless connectivity come out later than those with Wi-Fi only, Beauchamp, meanwhile, says he's spigen ultra hybrid iphone 6s bumper case - black reviews been wanting a smaller iPad since the larger version first appeared..
7:45 a.m. ET, NY Upper West Side store: This is CNET's Ty Pendlebury. About 60 people are in line here. Among the first in line is Chris Sanders, a Web developer from Harlem who has been in line since 3:30 a.m. ET to buy the iPad Mini because "I have big muscles but the iPad is very heavy." He says he made a spur of the moment decision to come. "I was writing code in the middle of the night," he said. "And I thought, 'Oh, I'll see if anyone is standing in line.'"7:30 a.m. ET, NY Fifth Avenue store: Welcome to iPad Mini launch day. This is CNET's Shara Tibken. Apparently, even a superstorm wasn't enough to stop people from waiting in line in NYC for the iPad Mini. Apple's giant store across from Central Park has long lines common for new product launches, with people stretched down 58th Street. The night and early morning have been chilly, and most people waiting are bundled up in their winter garb.