Small Crowd For The iPad Mini: 10 Scenes From The Boston Launch


A Mini Launch For A Mini iPad

Apple's new iPad mini hit U.S. shelves on Nov. 2, drawing a crowd outside of Boston's three-story Apple store on Boylston Street.

The scene was complete with the usual line of sleepy-eyed shoppers, but was relatively tame compared to the sea of Apple fans that stretched for blocks when the iPhone 5 launched last month. There were about 75 shoppers in line, compared to the several hundred that lined up for the iPhone, possibly because the demand for the iPad mini was not as high than it was for the third-generation iPad released in March. The smaller-than-usual crowd also could have been attributed to the recent superstorm that devastated parts of the East Coast.