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Apple iPad mini draws New Yorkers; crowds thin elsewhere

Apple employees share high-fives with customers who has been waiting in line to purchase the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Apple employees share high-fives with customers who has been waiting in line to purchase the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Apple employees share high-fives with customers who has been waiting in line to purchase the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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The Apple retail store is shown in Palo Alto, California November 2, 2012, prior to the iPad mini initial sales offerings. The launch of Apple Inc's iPad mini attracted smaller crowds from Sydney to New York on Friday than have been typical for previous Apple product debuts, events marked by people lining up for hours or even days. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The Apple retail store is shown in Palo Alto, California November 2, 2012, prior to the iPad mini initial sales offerings. The launch of Apple Inc's iPad mini attracted smaller crowds from Sydney to New York on Friday than have been typical for...more

The Apple retail store is shown in Palo Alto, California November 2, 2012, prior to the iPad mini initial sales offerings. The launch of Apple Inc's iPad mini attracted smaller crowds from Sydney to New York on Friday than have been typical for previous Apple product debuts, events marked by people lining up for hours or even days. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
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People try out Apple's new iPad mini at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

People try out Apple's new iPad mini at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

People try out Apple's new iPad mini at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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People try out the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

People try out the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

People try out the new iPad minis at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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People try out the new iPad mini at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung have found tough to penetrate. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

People try out the new iPad mini at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer...more

People try out the new iPad mini at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung have found tough to penetrate. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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The new iPad mini is displayed at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung have found tough to penetrate. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

The new iPad mini is displayed at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics...more

The new iPad mini is displayed at Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung have found tough to penetrate. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Koudai Taguchi shows off his newly purchased iPad mini in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung have found tough to penetrate. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Koudai Taguchi shows off his newly purchased iPad mini in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto...more

Koudai Taguchi shows off his newly purchased iPad mini in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo November 2, 2012. The 7.9 inch iPad mini marks the iPhone-maker's first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung have found tough to penetrate. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Customers wait in line for the initial sales of the iPad mini at Apple's retail store in Palo Alto, California November 2, 2012. The launch of Apple Inc's iPad mini attracted smaller crowds from Sydney to New York on Friday than have been typical for previous Apple product debuts, events marked by people lining up for hours or even days. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith BUSINESS)

Customers wait in line for the initial sales of the iPad mini at Apple's retail store in Palo Alto, California November 2, 2012. The launch of Apple Inc's iPad mini attracted smaller crowds from Sydney to New York on Friday than have been typical for...more

Customers wait in line for the initial sales of the iPad mini at Apple's retail store in Palo Alto, California November 2, 2012. The launch of Apple Inc's iPad mini attracted smaller crowds from Sydney to New York on Friday than have been typical for previous Apple product debuts, events marked by people lining up for hours or even days. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith BUSINESS)
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