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Apple's iPad Mini Draws Hundreds In Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath

In Life by , on Friday, November 02, 2012, 11:45 AM (PDT)
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Hurricane Sandy left New York City in a mess. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power, the subway system is flooded and further desperation is setting in as a gasoline shortage grips the city. But hey, the new iPad Mini is here!

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Despite the megastorm's recent passing and the wake of destruction it left in its path, hundreds of people have lined up outside the Apple store in New York City in the hopes of being the first to score the new iPad Mini.

For about $329 the Mini promises all the features of the iPad 2, but with a more portable design and a smaller screen. In other words, not that big of a deal.

So why would people line up outside the store as their fellow NYCers go cold, in the dark, without gas and possibly even with out a home? Eh, there's just nothing else to do.

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"I'm down by Union Square, and there's no electricity," one waiter told the Wall Street Journal. "[I]t's just very hard to sleep, so I figured I'd get up early and get my new iPad rather than lie in bed and stare at the ceiling."

There's the spirit Apple wants to promote: Buy the new Apple iPad Mini. Because it sure beats waiting out a natural disaster.

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