Five years ago today, Apple’s original iPad went on sale in the US.
Hundreds — maybe thousands — of people lined up at Apple stores across the country to buy the first-generation iPad, which retailed for between $US500 and $US700.
The longest lines were, naturally, in New York City, where people line up for anything (burgers in a park, movie tickets, every iPhone), but people tweeted pictures from all over the country.
(An earlier version of this story was written by Dan Frommer.)
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