It was a special occasion for Apple fans in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs this morning as the company’s iPad tablet went on sale and Apple’s new Bondi Junction store opened its doors for the first time — both at 8AM.
In the half an hour before the new store’s doors opened, dozens of Apple staff wearing blue ‘iPad’ shirts ran up and down the line of dozens of fans lining up in the cold to buy an iPad.
Then as the big black covers were taken off the inside of the new store, everyone got their first peek at the spotless interior — including four large trees at the back of the room.
Apple staff started going crazy, shouting “warm up!” as they got ready to invite customers and an assembled journalist pack into the store.
Finally the doors were opened and dozens of customers streamed into the store, to be greeted by Apple gift packs and staff ready to sell them some of Sydney’s first iPads.
The rumours were true — Apple’s new Bondi Junction store does have four trees, although it’s not the vision of green that some had imagined.