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New iPad in stores now

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The wait is finally over for Apple fans wanting the new iPadmini!  The 7.9 inch tablet went on saletoday in 34 markets, starting at $329.00. 

Many were anticipating long lines on the opening day, but the lines werenot near as long as expected.  Storeemployees say that the lines for the previous versions of the iPad were muchlonger. 

At the Best Buy off ofManchester Expressway in Columbus, however, there were still people willing towait for the new product!  Thomas Jacobs,sales supervisor at the Best Buy in Columbus, says that the line outside didnot surprise him.  He has been getting atleast thirty to forty calls a day since Apple held their press conferencesaying the iPad mini was coming soon! Jacobs believes that the iPad minis' he has will all be sold out by5p.m. the same day. 

While this new iPadmay be a big hit to many, critics say competitor tables like Amazon's KindleFire and Google's Nexus have similar qualities, but are almost $200.00 cheaper.

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