published Friday, March 11th, 2011

Snapshot: Chattanooga customers line up for iPad 2

This is part of the crowd that gathered this afternoon at the Best Buy in East Brainerd to purchase the iPad 2. Staff Photo by Casey Phillips/Chattanooga Times Free Press
This is part of the crowd that gathered this afternoon at the Best Buy in East Brainerd to purchase the iPad 2. Staff Photo by Casey Phillips/Chattanooga Times Free Press
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    This is part of the line at the Best Buy in East Brainerd waiting to purchase the iPad 2. Staff Photo by Casey Phillips/Chattanooga Times Free Press

About 80 eager consumers lined up at Best Buy on Gunbarrel Road today to get their hands on Apple’s new iPad 2.

The device addresses complaints about the original and adds features to compete with other tablet computers coming to the market.

Apple planned to begin distributing the new iPad 2 at 5 p.m., though an employee said the store “only got half of the shipment we were supposed to get.”

The device comes in both black and white, and customers can choose between just using Wi-Fi, or adding 3G operability. Customers talked excitedly about which memory option they would choose, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

The 16GB white model with Wi-Fi appeared to be the most popular

about Casey Phillips...

Casey Phillips has worked as a features reporter in the Life department since May 2007. He writes about entertainment, consumer technology, animals and news of the weird. Casey hails from Knoxville and earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in German from Middle Tennessee State University, where he worked as the features editor for the student newspaper, Sidelines. Casey's writing has earned numerous accolades, including first and second place ...

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