Yes, the man's toy of the year has finally arrived on our shores. And all those testosterone driven beings were all out in full force on friday morning waiting patiently to get their hands on their new toy. Yes, I am talking about the ipad.
After a 4 month wait, the ipad was finally launched in Singapore yesterday, and scores queued from the early hours of the morning to get their hands on this coveted piece of technology. Some had already gotten theirs when it was launched in the US. But many other hundreds had to wait, and wait until yesterday, for they were not willing to pay the premium to buy from some enterprising resellers that had brought them in.
Even this morning (Saturday), there was a long queue at the Epicentre (Apple Store) at the ION, mostly men, hoping to get their hands on an ipads, as many of the shops had already sold out their consignment.
My husband was no different, except that he didnt have to queue as he managed to pre-order and had it delivered to his office for him. Needless to say, he came home with a BIG smile on his face and spent most of the night (and maybe even into the early hours of the morning) playing with his new toy.
I dont know why, but each time I saw him press the button on his toy, I heard a distant "ker-ching" sound. I am not sure if it was just my imagination or maybe it was actually Steve Job's cash register ringing.