Apple iPad 2 Launch in Canada

Well the day has finally arrived for us in Canada. The iPad 2 is being launched today at 5pm with some fan fare, and by fan I do mean fan. Already this morning walking to work the line up outside the Apple Store downtown was over 60 people. Some have been in line since midnight hoping to be one of the first few people to get their hands on it.

The iPad 2 was already launched on March 11th in the US with most stores selling out and demand for the new toy being fierce. Some have given up walking into a retail store to get their iPad and have resorted to just ordering it online from the Apple website.

I was debating whether I would line up today. Of course I had to work and thought that after work I would just see how the line up was and decide there. Last night after Twestival, I realized that I had a chiropractor appointment at 4:30pm and couldn’t wait in line for the device. So at 1am this morning, when the online Apple store opened up, I ordered myself the 64Gb White iPad, with the green smart cover and camera kit.

So in about 4 weeks time I should have one delivered directly to my door without the worry of waiting in line and possibly being disappointed that they run out before I get to the front. I’ll probably be jealous of all those that will get one, or currently have one from their trips to the US, but I think I made the right decision. I’ve waited for over a year as it is to get one and after playing with Russ’ iPad for the past few months I know it will be a welcome addition to my growing gadgets.

The iPad Envy

Yes it’s true, I’m officially envious of everyone with an iPad. There I said it!

Russ recently got himself an iPad, which to be perfectly honest was what I was thinking of getting him for Christmas – but don’t tell him that. And though at first I wasn’t 100% sold on it, it has grown on me with every use. I’m surprised how easy it is to work with and all the amazing Apps that the App store offers. I’ve been trying so hard not to take over Russ’ iPad even though Russ keeps telling me that I can add items to it.

At first Russ wasn’t so sold on the iPad. He was starting to find it limiting to what he wanted to do, he wanted to surf like he did with his netbook. After realizing that the Apps truly make the iPad, he was happier. There are still a few things Russ is getting used to with it and as am I.

I’m really trying very hard to restrain myself from going out there and actually purchasing one for myself. I’m going to try very hard to wait until the next version is released hopefully next year sometime.