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Video: Walking the longest iPad 2 line

March 12, 2011: 6:57 AM ET

An hour after this was shot in NYC, the queue had swelled to nearly 1,200 people

The second edition of Apple (AAPL) tablet computer drew the largest crowd I've ever seen at New York's Fifth Avenue Apple Store. This was shot at 4 p.m. Friday. By the time the doors of the big glass cube opened, Gene Munster's team at Piper Jaffray had counted 1,190 heads.

It took 4 minutes and 38 seconds to walk the line. If that's too long, I've squeezed the video down to 1 minute and posted the shortened version below the fold.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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