Apple's "shuffle" and "mini" were highly sought-after yesterday, as approx. 80 customers were waiting outside the downtown San Francisco Apple Store, and about 200 queued in the halls of South Coast Plaza.
All these people were waiting to become among the first to buy the new Mac mini, iPod shuffle or iLife and iWork software. But many left disappointed as the new iPods sold out within minutes..
Lecy Brito said she had been waiting since 7:00 a.m. for the San Francisco Apple Store to open, hoping to buy an iPod Shuffle. "I enjoy music and the smaller thing is right for my kind of work," she said, "and it's easy to hang it from my neck."
Brito was representative of most of those in line, who were waiting to buy an iPod Shuffle. Of the people MacCentral queried, almost all were hoping to purchase Apple's newest MP3 player. However, those waiting solely for an iPod Shuffle were turned away empty-handed, as the store was completely sold out.
If you live in the United States then you can buy the 1GB iPod shuffle at Amazon and the 512MB version here. The Mac mini can be bought here for approx. $499.99 at Amazon.