May 31st, 2010, 17:28 PM
Apple iPad tablet gathers crowds for UK launch
Hundreds of people gathered at Apple's flagship store in London to be among the first to buy an iPad.
Like many others, the Apple store opened at 0800 BST so eager shoppers could buy one.
The gadget went on sale in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia, following delays caused by high demand in the US.
There are warnings that some customers who pre-ordered the device by post to get it on the launch date may be disappointed due to delivery delays.
But others have told the BBC that their iPad had actually arrived a day early.
Jake Lee, 17, from Essex, was the first inside the Regent Street store after queuing since midday on 27 May. He said he had not slept at all during the night and had been very cold but was sure that it would be worth it.
Mr Lee was originally going to buy the 32GB version but his dad helped him buy the 64GB after realising his son was first in the queue.
Full story: BBC News