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When the iPad launched earlier this month, stores carried only the Wi-Fi model—not the version that also operated on the 3G network. To get an iPad with both Wi-Fi and 3G, Apple fans had to wait until today. At 4pm, Apple stores around the country shut down for an hour to prepare for the nerd onslaught. They reopened at 5pm to massive lines—lines that certainly aren't going to get any smaller as more and more cubicle dwellers get off work. We took the photos above at the Fifth Avenue cube, where the crowd looked even bigger than it was when the iPad first went on sale.
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