Rome: users of Apple's new iPad mini Friday, in talking about it might have come too late for the 7-inch tablet PC market than the previous incarnation of fanfare launched their hands.
Two days later, the company is trying to Halloween, a long black insist is more than just a narrow version of the popular iPad tablet PC series to attract shoppers, Apple founder Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs) The ghost hung in the air.
Provoked excitement of Apple products in the past, but rarely, only produce a small row devoteesat of the flagship store in the world.
In the outskirts of Milan, a couple fight fans to enjoy coffee and bread to the local Apple store.
"I am 6:30 in the morning, but it is worth it," said Daniel Massey, a 20-year-old student who is the first line.
"I decided to buy it, even if I have other Apple products, I love them," he added.
Earlier in the day, about 300 people lined up, Apple's main store in Tokyo, some wearing fancy dress, buy outside, or at least hit a new product.
About 20 people outside the shop overnight to sleep on, but the queue quickly disappear after the initial grab.
Crazy Singapore figures in technology stocks is much lower than the previous launch in Hong Kong, about 30 people lined up to collect their preamble equipment.
There are no like days long queues in the new generation of iPhone 5 in Sydney.
"It looks like the majority of online ordering," told reporters in a small Hong Kong queues.
However, the aides said, they have left a deep impression on the physical charm, just 308 grams (0.68 pounds), weighs less than half of the original iPad's 7.9 inches (20 cm) touch screen devices.
Aya is in Tokyo, who did not give her last name, "insisted" this is completely different.
"This is a thin, very light, you see, you can put it on one hand."
About three dozen markets in Asia and Europe, as well as the United States, is due on Friday launched the Wi-Fi only version.
The market analyst Lu a little technology, consumer electronics Studies said the new film "inspire" a department for many years accustomed to ever more magical gadget.
"What the iPad Mini is a factor is available, the other hand, fits easily into most women's handbags," Lu said.
He predicted that despite structural liabilities, including the lack of readily available, reliable Internet access and WiFi hotspots, "Apple of its products a lot.
"We expect iPad mini is the best-selling electronic products for the end of the festival. Consumers will be glad to pick up an attractive price, the Apple brand Tablet PC and Apple Tablet PC market will further occupation," he said.
Analysts warned ahead of launch seems steep, the budget-conscious shoppers can buy the Google Nexus or Amazon Kindle Tablet PC is priced at $ 199 starting price of 3.29.
"Dedicated to Apple products have been relatively religious, said:" From the analyst company Gartner is headquartered in the United States.
"But I do not think Apple will become the dominant 7-inch tablet space, because they let the Kindle Fire and Nexus to get a foothold in the market at very low prices."
In Seoul, there is a queue of 200 people, some of whom sleep on the overnight told AFP reporters, with one, Apple is a better buy his 4-year-old daughter.
"I prefer the iPad Andr oid device, because it has more content, kids like my daughter," he said, smart phone operating system developed by Google in opponent.
The hardcore fans pointed out that this less from the eye.
"It's not surprising that people wait time is the first to get the new Apple device, but now the hype does not seem as big as before, said:" Kim Tae minimum.
Mark Ransom, an associate company in the global technology research firm Ovum analysts said, the iPad mini marked departure from the things, because it is an instance of Apple, following the crowd, rather than setting the pace.
"This passive nature the small launch the iPad more muted public reaction, he said:" before the increasingly fierce competition, squeezed apple.
The strong performance of Samsung's continued growth, Google Nexus product line, the further march of the Amazon Kindle Fire equipment market, gap between all conspiracy bridge Apple and its competitors, "he said.
Apple's senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller (Phil Schiller) to help uncover the iPad Mini last week, insisted that it is a completely new design, rather than just a narrow iPad. "
Later the original iPad, the new Apple Tablet PC rear and front camera, and also has stereo speakers.