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New Apple iPad Hit Store Shelves In Abilene

Published On: Mar 16 2012 05:35:06 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 16 2012 06:00:57 AM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

Customers lined up early Friday morning to purchase the third generation iPad.

"We're trying to get the latest and the greatest first," said Kim Bosher. Bosher arrived at Best Buy nearly two hours before they were scheduled to open but still wasn't the first in line.

Shane Stone had been waiting since 10 p.m. Thursday night. Stone wasn't even planning to buy his tablet in Abilene.

"I'm actually passing though town heading to Dallas, and I was like either go there and miss the opening or just camp out... so I camped out."

The new iPad enhances many features first released in the iPad 2. The 5 megapixel camera can record and edit HD video on a touch screen that has more than 3,000 pixels.

The device sold out online days ago, according to Apple.

The iPad was released in ten countries and will be released in 25 more by the end of March.

Several places in the Big Country have it for sale including Best Buy, Wal Mart, Sam's Club, Verizon and AT&T.