New iPad goes on sale in the US, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak among the first ones to buy (Video)

By on Mar 17, 2012 in Tablet, Technology, United States Comments

Apple’s new iPad went on sale in the US on Friday, March 16, 2012, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and his wife were among the first-day buyers, with a video interview shown below.

As noted at US news sites on Friday morning, US Apple stores opened at 8 a.m. (local time) that day and hundreds fall in line to be among the first ones to buy the new iPad, particularly in Apple‘s flagship retail store on Manhattan‘s Fifth Avenue.

According to, Mr. Wozniak, who granted them an interview, was with his wife, and arrived at about noon at Westfield Mall in Century City, California, where he bought his new iPad.

“It’s become a ritual almost because I’ve done it so many times. It’s not something that I have to do.” Steve Wozniak, who was also among the early buyers of iPhone 4S last October 14, was quoted telling to reporter Shira Lazar.

“Nobody need to wait in line. You can pre-order… But I’d rather be there genuine like the real people. I want to be one of the people lined up and wait all night.” Wozniak added, noting that his wife came first before him.

“I’m really excited about the really high quality screen and the slightly larger battery – I don’t know if it goes longer that’s what really matters.” Wozniak said on his thoughts about the new iPad.

As reported earlier, Walmart started selling the new iPad beginning 12:01 a.m. (local time) on Friday, or 8 hours before the opening of Apple stores in the US, while other countries including Britain, Japan and Australia started selling it earlier due to their early time zone.

Steve Wozniak interview while in line to buy the new iPad
Video Credit: WhatsTrending/YouTube

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