iPad Lures WNYers to Line Up

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM EDT

Apple's much anticipated new iPad gadget hit the stores on Saturday and people all across the country lined up to be among the first to buy it, and that includes hundreds of people locally inside the Walden Galleria.

The iPad is smaller than a laptop, bigger than an iPhone and it's a computer revolution of sorts. There's no keyboard, but it has wireless internet and a color e-reader for video and electronic books. Local buyers say they can't wait to try it. "I have an iPhone and Macbook and I figured why not have their latest toy and try it out and see what it can do for me," says Michael Monde who was among the first to buy the iPad at the Galleria.

"This new interface is changing the way people are going to use computers or not use computers. It's just the coolest thing on the planet," says Ben Richey as he clutched his new iPad. Some experts say the iPad could change the way we all read and publishers are rushing to make their products iPad-friendly.