Snapshot: Chattanooga customers line up for iPad 2

Snapshot: Chattanooga customers line up for iPad 2

March 11th, 2011 by Casey Phillips in Local - Breaking News

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